should and shall usage of legal terms

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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 09:45 AM   #1
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Is the word \"should\" in employment law obligatory on an employer as opposed to the word \"shall\"
For example, what is the legal difference between: An employer \"should\" provide information v\'s An employer \"shall\" provide information...
I understand \"should\" is the past tense of \"shall\" but in this country, and I\'m sure most others, it implies \"not obligatory\"
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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You have to look at the entire agreement and confirm usage but should is often NOT mandatory.
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