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Employment Law Minute: The truth about temporary layoffs

A temporary layoff can be an enticing option for an employer experiencing a short-term downturn in business. But a temporary layoff can be treated as a termination of employment with severance pay.

In this episode of the Employment Law Minute, Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero – a partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP – explains the options for employers and the rights of employees surrounding temporary layoffs.

Learn more by watching the video above. And if you’re experiencing an issue in the workplace, contact Samfiru Tumarkin LLP by emailing or visit