Severance obligations of contractors

What to do when client cutbacks force the contractors to cut staff
By Colin Gibson
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 12/15/2010

Question: Our (non-union) company performs work under contract for several large corporate clients. We expect one of our clients will soon cut back on the services we provide, which would force us to lay off staff, and the length of layoff would be uncertain. At what point would we be required to pay severance?