Checklist for terminating workers

Customize checklist to fit specific organizational needs
By Natasha Smyth
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/24/2012

Terminating an employee can be a stressful situation, particularly when the termination is involuntary. A clearly defined payroll checklist can ensure everything is handled consistently and efficiently and nothing is missed in the heat of the moment.

There are two considerations in developing this checklist: Processing a termination of employment and identifying the legislated requirements.

In processing a termination, find out if it’s voluntary or involuntary. This will determine the appropriate course of action and which legislative requirements will apply.