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Employee assistance payment
Dear HR Community,
I have a question about Employee Assistance Payment (EAP).
We have a staff who is reaching 62 years and I understand that we have to re-employ him. But we are unable to do so.
If this is the case, are we required by law to offer EAP? Is it really compulsory and are there penalties?
My understanding is that EAP is encouraged but not compulsory.
Could someone please advise how you managed your retiring employees.
Hoping that everyone is coping well.
REPLIES & COMMENTS
Unfortunately, EAP is compulsory.
And even the amount to be paid is advised by the act.
Yes, EAP is compulsory.
There are guidelines for EAP.
The maximum is $13,000 currently with some flexibility provided for the companies on the amount.
Please refer to the legislation and guidelines available online.