Accidental termination costs B.C. seniors home $700,000

Employees won termination pay while keeping old jobs
By Randy Kaardal
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/19/2006

Over the past decade, outsourcing has become an important tool for corporations looking to cut costs.

While much of the recent focus has been directed at overseas outsourcing, outsourcing closer to home is nothing new. Companies have long contracted out various functions to third-party service providers in the expectation of substantial costs savings.

However, a recent decision from the Employment Standards Branch in British Columbia will give employers cause for concern.