COVID-19: Record of Employment Code

Up to date as of April 1, 2020.

How to code the reason for dismissal during Covid-19

This is information from the Trudeau government.

If your employees are directly affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and they are no longer working, you must issue a Record of Employment (ROE).

When the employee is sick or quarantined, use code D (illness or injury) as the reason for separation (block 16). Do not add comments.

When the employee is no longer working due to a shortage of work because the business has closed or decreased operations due to coronavirus (COVID-19), use code A (Shortage of work). Do not add comments.

When the employee refuses to come to work but is not sick or quarantined, use code E (Quit) or code N (Leave of absence), as appropriate. Avoid adding comments unless absolutely necessary.

Link for more information:

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/notices/coronavirus.html

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