Do I still accrue holidays when laid off?
Employees continue to build up (‘accrue’) holiday in the usual way during lay-offs and short-time working.
What happens to my contract if I lay off for 13 weeks?
During lay off or short-time working, you are still employed by your employer and your contract of employment remains in force. This means that you are entitled to benefit for any public holidays that occur during the first 13 weeks of lay off.
When do you get annual leave after lay off?
This means that you are entitled to benefit for any public holidays that occur during the first 13 weeks of lay off. You do not accrue annual leave during lay off but you are entitled to take annual leave that you accrued before being laid off.
What do you call a lay off during covid-19?
If your employer has closed their business during COVID-19 restrictions and sent you home, this is called a temporary lay-off. During lay off you remain an employee even if you are not being paid. Find out more about lay-off and short-time working.
How many hours do you have to work before being laid off?
Part-time employee must have worked at least 40 hours in the 5 weeks before the public holiday to receive this benefit. You do not build up annual leave during lay-off, but you are entitled to take annual leave that you built up before being laid off.
When do you get a covid-19 temporary layoff?
This new regulation essentially allows employers to keep employees on a COVID-19 temporary layoff until January 2, 2021. On December 17, 2020 a new regulation was filed (Regulation 765/20) that extended the COVID-19 layoff period until July 3, 2021.
Is there a maximum time you can be laid off?
If you are considering being temporarily laid off, or have been laid off by your employer, be aware of the maximum time period a lay off can last under the Employment Standards Act, and what obligations the employer has to you during the layoff itself.
When does an employer have the right to lay off an employee?
Employers who wish to preserve their ability to impose temporary layoffs should get the agreement of the employee they wish to layoff in writing at the time of hire. Where there is no contract affording the employer this right, employers should consider approaching the employee with a proposed temporary layoff.
When do you get a temporary layoff in Ontario?
**NOTE: On September 3, 2020 the Ontario government introduced yet another regulation, Regulation 492/20, to the Employment Standards Act. This new regulation essentially allows employers to keep employees on a COVID-19 temporary layoff until January 2, 2021.