Terminations: HR, payroll both play role

Best practices would see both sides work as a team
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 02/13/2013

Unfortunately it’s not an unfamiliar story: A manager calls a group of employees into a room to tell them there has been a layoff.

“They’ll say the 10 people that you don’t see standing here right now are being released,” said Cheryl Ball, a payroll consultant, with Canadian Payroll Association in Toronto. Ball has been in this situation while working as payroll manager prior to joining the association.

The news is not only as disheartening for payroll as it is for other staff, it also means a very, very busy week ahead for the department.