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When an employer fires you or lays you off, they usually have to give you notice ahead of time. The amount of time can depend on many things including how long you've been in the job.

If they let you go right away, they must pay you the money you'd have earned if they had told you ahead of time. This is called pay in lieu of notice or termination pay.

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A permanent resident is an immigrant or refugee who has been given the right to live permanently in Canada. A permanent resident is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents can be forced to leave Canada for reasons given in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Title: plaintiff
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If you sue someone in court, you are called the plaintiff. They are called the defendant.

Title: premium pay
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When you're paid premium pay, you get 1 1/2 times your regular rate of pay. People often call this "time and a half". The rules about public holidays give some workers the right to get premium pay when they work on a holiday.

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