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The decision to let go of employees is never easy and can result in significant financial costs if improperly executed. Unfortunately, this is a reality that many business owners have had to deal with in 2020 in order to keep the doors open. As an employer you may find yourself needing to layoff a large number of staff in a short period of time. Should this ever be the case, it’s imperative you understand your legal obligations along with the temporary changes to Alberta’s employment law due to COVID-19.

Conducting group layoffs

Under the Employment Standards Code if an employer…

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