A: Consult an employment advisor or employment lawyer regarding the employees individual employment agreements, to make sure you are doing the correct process and meeting the legal obligations concerning minimum pay and redundancy before ending their employment.
It is crucial to communicate with employees during this time. If you applied for a wage subsidy in good faith, there is at this stage no need to pay any wage subsidy back. As with any subsidy during this time, be prepared for any received entitlements to be reviewed if you terminate someone’s employment. Terminations that occur shortly after the application for the wage subsidy may be reviewed closely.