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Recent developments in determining reasonable notice

Blue J Legal


Employers of all stripes face a daunting task in determining what constitutes a reasonable notice period for employee dismissals; get it wrong and the costs could be severe. Taking a rule-of-thumb approach can be imprecise and comparing your situation to similar cases is time consuming and inefficient, given the volume and variety of case law. Rather, a careful balancing act of numerous factors is required.

This webinar will demonstrate how artificial intelligence can now uncover patterns in the case law and provide valuable new insights based on hundreds of cases so that employment lawyers and in-house counsel can see in advance how a court or tribunal would likely decide a case.

More specifically, this webinar will provide:

  • A review of the current state of the law in determining reasonable notice
  • A discussion of notable reasonable notice cases from 2018 
  • A demonstration of Employment Foresight applied to a recent case. Employment Foresight is a machine-learning-powered platform used by law firms and in-house counsel to decide outcomes of challenging employment law issues.

Who should attend?

Employment lawyers
In-house counsel
HR professionals
Those who frequently manage determining reasonable notice periods


Benjamin Alarie

Benjamin Alarie is CEO of Blue J Legal and a professor at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Osler Chair in Business Law. He researches and teaches in taxation law and judicial decision making, and was awarded the Alan Mewett QC Prize for excellence in teaching by the law school’s 2009 graduating class. Before becoming a full-time professor in 2004, he completed graduate work at the Yale Law School and was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has dozens of academic publications to his name and his research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. He has co-authored several editions of a leading legal text on tax law, Canadian Income Tax Law, including the most recent sixth edition (LexisNexis, 2018).


Benjamin Alarie


26 February 2019
15:00 - 15:55 UTC
55 min