Calgary Employment Termination and Termination Pay

The basic rules surrounding termination and subsequent termination pay dictate that employees and employers must give each other notice of their intention to end the employment.

An employer may end the employment of an employee by providing the following:

  • termination notice;
  • termination pay; or
  • a combination of termination notice and termination pay;
  • if the period of employment is 90 days or less, no notice is required from either party.

Termination notice is not required for seasonal or task specific employment. Notice period length is based on how long the employee has been working for the employer.

The employer must pay the employee's earnings with 10 days after the end of the pay period in which termination occurred, or 31 consecutive days after the last day of employment.

Neither earnings nor other terms or conditions of employment may be reduced during the notice period and employers are prohibited from requiring employees to use entitlements such as vacation or overtime during the termination notice period, unless agreed to by both parties.

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