With the economy taking some measured steps to reopen, it’s time to start recalling your employees from layoff. You need to do it properly and give them the right information – both legally & ethically. I’ve attached a form of Recall Notice that you can use. Please note that this notice assumes you have createdContinue reading “RECALL NOTICE FOR LAYOFFS”

Termination Checklist – “Without Cause”

As a final instalment to the truly unfortunate side of an economic downturn coupled with a pandemic, I’m providing a link to a checklist for a “without cause” termination – when you need to fire someone but not because they’ve done something substantively wrong – for instance, you’ve had to restructure your services; or itContinue reading “Termination Checklist – “Without Cause””

Extending those Temporary Layoff Notices

When COVID-19 restrictions first started impacting our lives and businesses, we provided a temporary layoff notice for use by anyone who was in the unfortunate circumstance of requiring its use. Now, with the 60 day limit of continual layoff coming up, and the Ministerial Order extending that limit to 120 days, we are providing anContinue reading “Extending those Temporary Layoff Notices”

Open Communication & Sharing

During the COVID-19 crisis, we will start regularly posting documentation that municipalities, private businesses and not-for-profits can download, use, modify and share at will. Please email or call us directly if you would like us to publicly share a certain type of document or if you have questions about what to do next. On theContinue reading “Open Communication & Sharing”

Heartbreaking but Sometimes Necessary – Layoff Notices

COVID-19 has changed our world, our businesses and our lives. In this time of extreme upheaval and personal sacrifice, we support open communication, sharing of knowledge & documentation and compassion. To that end, we have provided a layoff notice that contains the required legal information, but is more personal and compassionate than the usual runContinue reading “Heartbreaking but Sometimes Necessary – Layoff Notices”