Labour Adjustment Services

Sometimes employers and workers are faced with a significant workforce reduction due to a business closure or lay offs as a result of economic, technological or industrial change.  In these circumstances, the Employment Standards labour adjustment consultant makes the initial contact with the employer to ensure compliance with employment legislation requirements as they relate to the termination of a large group of employees.  The labour adjustment consultant will also liaise with staff from Manitoba Economic Development and Trade to make them aware of the workforce reduction, as there may be workforce adjustment services suitable to the situation that can be made available to the affected workers.  The goal of these efforts are to:

  • Ensure compliance with employment legislation
  • Ease the process of layoffs and closures
  • Smooth the transition to re-employment