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Temporary layoffs Article ( Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP)

Excellent writeup on Temporary layoffs: What Canadian employers need to know during a pandemic

Authors: Kaley Dodds Danielle Emmett Stéphane Erickson John Mastoras Chanelle Wong of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
As we all weather the COVID-19 (coronavirus) storm, we aim to keep employers up to date as circumstances seem to change by the hour. Business uncertainties are growing. Self-isolation is increasing. Social distancing is encouraged. Increasingly, staffing needs are changing.
We recently answered questions about placing employees on paid or unpaid leaves of absence during these uncertain times, here. But, what if a leave of absence is too costly, impractical or otherwise not preferred?

Key questions answered:

  • What is a “temporary layoff”?
  • Why should employers consider temporary layoffs?
  • What risks are associated with temporary layoffs?
  • Key considerations: layoffs in BC, Alberta, Ontario and federally
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