When it comes to employee layoffs, it is in an employer’s best interest to follow human resources best practices. Laying off an employee has many legal considerations. It is important to understand what to do and what not to do so that you can avoid legal challenges for a wrongful layoff.
What is the law behind employee layoffs?
The rules for employee layoffs are established in your province’s employment standards regulations. Given the current climate, many employers are having to take the hard step of instituting temporary layoffs, it is important for your business to comply with current legislation.
According to the ESA you can only temporarily layoff an employee for no more than 13 weeks in any 20 week period, this get more complicated due to the current health risks facing most employers. Our HR experts are ready to help guide you and your business through this difficult time.