Layoff date extension requires new notice: BoardEmployees who agreed to work past layoff required new layoff notice: Board10/20/2010|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/20/2010 A British Columbia employer who asked a few employees to work past their layoff date was required to issue a new notice of layoff, the B.C. Arbitration Board has ruled.Haakon Industries, a manufacturer of air conditioning equipment based in Richmond, B.C., decided in the spring of 2009 that it would close its two plants due to a drop in sales. It announced to its employees that they would be laid off for an unknown period of time. Provincial employment standards legislation required employers to provide a certain amount of written notice — or the equivalent in compensation — to employees being laid off based on their service time. The maximum notice required was eight weeks. The collective agreement deferred to the employment standards requirements. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.