Is there a right way to lay off employees? Is there a right day of the week for it? (Note: This is a Canadian case. Canadian labour standards aren’t quite as lax as American ones — Canada doesn’t have the same permissive employment-at-will as the US. But it’s not far off, with each province simply stipulating that employees be given certain amount of warning, or pay in lieu of warning.) >>>
St. Patrick’s Day turned into “bloody Tuesday” in Calgary as major companies Talisman Energy Inc. and Nexen Energy ULC — both recently acquired by foreign operators — axed hundreds of employees, adding to the surge of energy sector jobs cut as a result of low oil prices.
Talisman, the international oil and gas producer that has been purchased by Spain’s Repsol SA, said 10% to 15% of its employees and contractors would be laid off this week, or about 150 to 200 of 1,300 Calgary head-office jobs that support its global operations…..