Reminder – Extension to Temporary Lay-off Provisions Expiring


The extended time period for employees on a temporary lay-off under the Employment Standards Act is set to expire at the end of this month.

If a provincially regulated employer has employees it does not intend to recall by August 30, 2020, it must apply for a variance before August 25, 2020

If a variance is not applied for, the layoff will be considered permanent and the employer will be obliged to comply with the provisions under the Employment Standards Act regarding notice and/or payment on termination, as well as any obligations under an employment contract, or the common law. The government has created an online form to complete when applying for a variance which can be found here


Please contact any member of our:
Employment and Labour Group