Temporary layoffs due to expire across Alberta - Retail Council of Canada
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Temporary layoffs due to expire across Alberta

August 31, 2020

This summer Alberta extended the maximum duration for temporary layoffs due to COVID-19 from 60 to 180 days. For many retailers that began necessary layoffs in early March, this end date will soon require issuing termination notices, to coincide with the 180th consecutive day from the initial layoff date. The period of temporary layoff can be extended should the employer make regular payment to or on behalf of the employee, such as continuing to pay wages, employee benefits and the employee agrees to these payments in lieu of a firm limit of the length of the layoff.

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