Common law severance

Common law severance

Common law severance Common law severance In Terminating Employees, I discussed the severance obligations imposed on an employer by the BC Employment Standards Act, when an employer is terminating an employee. In this post, I will provide an overview of an...
Common law severance

Temporary Layoffs 101

Temporary Layoffs 101 Temporary Layoffs 101 The Employment Standards Act of BC allows employers to temporarily layoff employees only if the layoff: is expressly provided for in the employee’s contract of employment; is implied by well-known industry-wide...
Common law severance

Terminating employees for execessive absenteeism

Terminating employees for execessive absenteeism Terminating employees for execessive absenteeism A question that often comes up is whether an employer can terminate an employee who is absent from the workplace where the absence is  innocent, yet excessive. In...