Ask the ExpertCalculating Continuous Employment
Melissa Sydor asked 6 months ago

What is the employment standards in each province as it relates to calculating periods of continuous employment for termination pay? In Alberta, I know it’s 90 days that someone can have a break in employment and in Nova Scotia it looks to be 0 if the employee resigned. What are the other provinces?

1 Answers
Glenn Demby Staff answered 6 months ago

I hope this answers your question. If not, let me know and I’ll see what I can find. https://hrinsider.ca/termination-notice-amounts-exceptions-know-the-laws-of-your-province/ 

Melissa Sydor replied 6 months ago

Unfortunately I’m asking about how continuous service is calculated to even know if someone is entitled to 1 week, or 3. For example, when someone resigns, and they return to their job within 90 days in Alberta, you continue their service when later, if you need to terminate. But in Nova Scotia, it’s clearly written that you do not.

Melissa Sydor replied 6 months ago

Unfortunately I’m asking about how continuous service is calculated to even know if someone is entitled to 1 week, or 3. For example, when someone resigns, and they return to their job within 90 days in Alberta, you continue their service when later, if you need to terminate. But in Nova Scotia, it’s clearly written that you do not.