Termination of Employment: Canadian employers are required to give employees at least statutory notice of termination or pay in lieu, and may be required to give lengthier notice or pay in lieu as provided under common law or contract. In the United States employment is generally "at will" and notice of termination by an employer is required only by contract or company policy.
Severance plans or policies are uncommon in Canada because they do not override rights to statutory or reasonable notice. Severance policies or plans are more common in the United States, where companies generally adopt written severance plans.
Health and Retirement Benefits:
In Canada, changing of post-retirement benefits cannot be done without notice. In the United States, there is more flexibility in making changes to these benefits. Provincial governments in Canada are responsible for health insurance whereas in the US, health insurance is usually provided by employers. .
Solution to Cross-border HR issues | StarGarden - HR software for Canada and US
The solution to handling a cross border HR organization comes down to understanding the rules in the operating countries and using a flexible easily-accessible HCM system that allows you to manage the different rules and complies with the reporting requirements and regulatory needs of the countries you operate in.
- Benefits and Deduction Rules already configured: Our system allows you to configure rules for deductions, tax and benefits required by different states or provinces in the US and Canada
- Year End Tax Forms: StarGarden provides W2, 1095, T4, and T4A form creation and dispatch
- Reporting: StarGarden has 150+ standard reports and an embedded ad hoc report writer that helps you create the reports you need to remain compliant
- Keep up-to-date with changing regulations: We regularly schedule training sessions to help your payroll department stay compliant with changing regulatory needs