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Ruston v Keddco And The Risks Of Employee Intimidation
The decision to terminate an employee for just cause can place an employer in a delicate balancing act.
Canada
27 Jun 2019
2
Alberta Labour Law Changes Begin
On May 27th, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business).
Canada
10 Jun 2019
3
Family Status Discrimination – What Types Of Obligations Have To Be Accommodated?
The issue of discrimination on the basis of family status continues to be of interest to all employers, and one on which the appeal courts in Canada do not seem to be able to agree.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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Court Upholds Just Cause Termination For Nurse Who Bites
In what is one of the last Alberta labour arbitration awards to be judicially reviewed by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench (the "Court"), the just cause dismissal of a nurse for biting a patient was upheld.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
5
Is It Safe To Give Honest Employment References For Former Employees?
Many employers now have a practice of not giving employment references at all. That can prevent future employers from finding out about very serious misconduct.
Canada
24 Jan 2019
6
2019 Brings New Rules For Federally Regulated Employers
In 2018, provincially regulated employers saw significant changes to provincial employment standards legislation such as found in Bill 17 (Alberta), Bill 176 (Quebec). and Bill 148 (Ontario).
Canada
15 Jan 2019
7
Suncor Finally Proceeds With Random Alcohol And Drug Testing
In an announcement released on November 29th, Suncor confirmed that it has made an agreement with the union representing its Fort McMurray employees that allows it to proceed with random alcohol and drug testing...
Canada
4 Dec 2018
8
Alberta Labour Relations Board Takes Over Employment Standards Appeals
Until now, appeals of orders under the Employment Standards Code were heard by Provincial Court judges.
Canada
8 Nov 2018
9
Going To Pot: An Update
In less than a month, possession of cannabis will become legal. October 17th is the date chosen by the federal government to make this profound change for Canadian society
Canada
5 Oct 2018
10
Bill 30 Update: Protecting Workers From Violence And Harassment Under Alberta's New Occupational Health And Safety ("OHS") Legislation
It has been two months since Bill 30 came into force and dramatically changed the legal landscape facing employers in the Province of Alberta.
Canada
6 Aug 2018
11
Alberta Government Health And Safety eNews
The Alberta government recently released its June 2018 electronic newsletter which contains a number of links to interpretational bulletins on questions many organizations are now facing...
Canada
14 Jun 2018
12
Directed Remedial Certification
The employee in this matter worked as a dishwasher for the Respondent hotel.
Canada
15 May 2018
13
Is Marijuana Use Safe Or Not? And What If The Answer Is Not Clear?
A recent arbitration decision from Newfoundland offers a possible lifeline for employers faced with the possibility of having to accommodate medical cannabis users in safety sensitive workplaces.
Canada
11 May 2018
14
Creating A Work Culture Free From Sexual Harassment
According to recent surveys conducted by Abacus Data and Insight West, more than half of adult women in Canada have experienced sexual harassment over their careers.
Canada
15 Feb 2018
15
NWT Increases Minimum Wage
On January 10, 2018, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced that it would increase minimum wage to $13.46 per hour on April 1, 2018.
Canada
12 Jan 2018
16
Discrimination In The Workplace – Who Can Be Liable?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently found that a B.C. worker can advance a harassment complaint under B.C.'s Human Rights Code (B.C. Code) against a person working for another company...
Canada
2 Jan 2018
17
Effective Date Of New Employment Standards Code Changes
A client recently reported that she was informed by the Employment Standards administration that the Code changes will be binding on January 1, 2018 even for employees who are covered by a collective agreement.
Canada
2 Jan 2018
18
Bill 30 Receives Royal Assent
Employers and other workplace stakeholders have little time to waste in preparing for the upcoming changes to Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation legislation.
Canada
20 Dec 2017
19
Key Changes To Employment Standards Regulations
Last week, the government amended the Employment Standards Regulation and thereby provided some greater certainty as to how the changes to the Employment Standards Code will impact employers.
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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Second Interim Injunction Granted For Union At Suncor's Mine Site
Justice Belzil granted the interim injunction enjoining Suncor from implementing random testing at its mine site north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Canada
12 Dec 2017
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