Right of recall and filling positions of laid-off workers

Rights of laid-off workers under employment standards
By Brian Johnston
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/06/2009

Question: Our company has been forced to lay off a few employees. They have been issued termination pay in lieu of notice as they are considered permanent layoffs. Since we are non-union and there are no provisions for recall in their employment contracts, are we free to replace them with someone new or do we have to offer them their job back when we need to re-hire for their old positions? Is there an unwritten time limit before filling the positions?