Commentary

(6) Pay during lay off or suspension from work

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(6) Pay during lay off or suspension from work

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(6)     Pay during lay off or suspension from work

The issue of whether wages are payable may arise in the context of lay off or suspension during a disciplinary investigation. To determine whether wages are due, the first question is whether the employer has any express or implied contractual right to lay workers off without pay. It may be easy to infer such a right in the case of hourly paid workers. Alternatively, there may be a collective agreement which provides for a guaranteed week and defines the circumstances in which the guarantee may be suspended. Or there may be

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