LAYOFF LETTER TEMPLATE

Originally from the CFIB

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Date

Name: to

Address: to

Dear Name;

As discussed with you today, this letter is formal notice that as of date you will be laid off from employment with name of business.  You will receive regular pay up to and including today, date.  You will receive all earnings owing including any outstanding vacation pay.  Your participation in any group benefits plan will … (xxx insert rules based on your specific provider and compensation plan.  Note that cancelling benefits can be in non-compliance with the Employment Standards Act unless requested by the employee).

Your lay off will continue for # days or until we have called you at phone number/email you’ve provided us or written to your last address on file to offer you work.  Should that occur, we request that you reply within xxx days otherwise we will consider your non-response as a resignation with name of business and no notice or payment in lieu of notice will be provided.

Should this temporary layoff extend past xxx weeks, your employment will be terminated for shortage of work and name of business will pay you in lieu of working notice to your last provided address any monies owed under the Name of Employment Standards Act forthwith.

In the interim, we request that you return all property of name of business, including any keys, equipment, credit cards, petty cash, etc. (as applicable) to name.

Should any of your contact information change during this period, we ask that you keep us informed.  Furthermore, if you have any questions regarding this notice or any other concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact name at phone.

Name

Title

Business Name