Navigating Benefits During the Notice Period [On Demand]

Is your organization aware of its legal obligations on benefits to departing employees?



On Demand
Course Leader : Lisa Stam, Spring Law
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: $69.00

Increasingly, employers face liability and confusion regarding obligations during an employee’s notice period. Upon termination of an employee’s employment, can you cancel their benefits? When is an employee no longer ‘active’? Which benefits must continue, if any? What is an employer’s exposure if benefits are cut off but the employee becomes seriously ill during the agreed-upon notice period?

Many liabilities can be avoided upfront through clear contractual language in employment contracts. Other issues can be avoided with careful benefits management during employment. Lisa will walk through the underlying legal obligations employers face regarding employee benefits, and the effective strategies to navigate — and hopefully avoid — the legal exposure.

Topics will include employee benefits and:

• Onboarding Employees:

  • Benefit plan membership
  • Benefit plans and the ESA and Human Rights Code
  • Benefit plans and the employment contract

• Offboarding Employees:

  • Transitioning to retirement
  • Transitioning to LTD
  • Terminating employment


Lisa Stam, Spring Law

Lisa Stam is founder of Spring Law, a virtual law firm advising exclusively on workplace legal issues for employers and executives. She practices all aspects of employment, labour, privacy, human rights, and benefits law, with a particular interest in technology in the workplace issues.

Lisa frequently speaks on and advises clients about the impact, risks and opportunities of social media and technology issues in the workplace, including issues related to BYOD and the mobile workforce, workplace misconduct, privacy, privacy breaches, evidentiary weight of social media information, and cross-jurisdictional and global issues with social media.

She regularly provides clients with domestic and international employment, labour, and benefits advice, drafting offer letters and employment contracts, workplace policies and handbooks, advising on equity, bonus and commission plans, workplace privacy issues, health and safety issues, independent contractor issues, confidential and proprietary information, and discipline and terminations. She has also advised on a variety of human rights issues such as accommodating disabilities in the workplace, sexual harassment, discrimination and gender transition.

Lisa spent three years in union-side boutiques and seven years at the global law firm Baker McKenzie, was a co-founding partner of an employment law boutique in 2014, and launched Spring Law in 2017. She continues to represent both employers and executives.