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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
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Supreme Court Of Canada Approves "No Free Accident" Drug And Alcohol Policy
A recent Alberta case decided by the Supreme Court of Canada last week gives support to a "no free accident" policy which requires self-disclosure of employees who have problems with alcohol or illicit drugs.
Canada
3 Jul 2017
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Alberta Government Introduces Changes To Employment Standards And Labour Relations Legislation
This afternoon the Alberta government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Code and the Labour Relations Code.
Canada
6 Jun 2017
4
16 Reasons Why Alberta Trade Unions Are Celebrating The Fair And Family-Friendly Workplaces Act
The defensively-named Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act was introduced in the form of a government bill yesterday and will soon be passed into law.
Canada
5 Jun 2017
5
Fixed-Term Contracts: An Employer's Guide To Avoiding Hidden Traps
Fixed-term contracts are an important tool for employers. Certain types of employment, such as seasonal or project-based work, are ideally suited to fixed-term employment contracts.
Canada
8 May 2017
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Another Successful Effort To Confine Employees To Statutory Minimum Termination Notice/Pay
Over recent years there have been several successful attacks on employment contract language as employers failed in their attempts to limit employees to the statutory minimums for notice of...
Canada
15 Feb 2017
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Employment Contracts Can Limit Employees To A Fixed Sum On Termination
In the second decision in a week in favour of upholding the plain meaning of employment contracts...
Canada
17 Jan 2017
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Protecting Against Misuse Of Information
Businesses and employers face exposure to a variety of claims for mismanagement or misuse of personal information by employees. Damages may depend on how sensitive the information is and how it is misused.
Canada
3 Jan 2017
9
Employees Can Be Limited To Employment Standards Code Minimums
A recent unreported decision of Master Wacowich of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has helped to clarify a vital area of employment law in Alberta.
Canada
26 Oct 2016
10
Be Careful Of Fixed Term Employment Agreements
On October 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to consider an appeal of an Ontario Court of Appeal decision.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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The Hiring Process Is Not Finished Until The Paperwork Is Done
After the applications are reviewed and screened, the interviews conducted, and the successful candidate chosen, employers often either forget to finish the hiring process.
Canada
2 Aug 2016
12
Assert A Weak Case For 'Just Cause For Termination' At Your Peril!
A recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench case sends a strong caution to employers: act in good faith in performing the employment contract or be prepared to pay.
Canada
11 Dec 2015
13
Don't Jump The Gun!
Not long ago, we reported on a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision dealing with when suspensions with pay can sometimes be considered constructive dismissals.
Canada
18 Apr 2015
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Supreme Court Rules On Employee Suspensions And Constructive Dismissal
On Friday morning the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission.
Canada
18 Mar 2015
15
Court Of Appeal Upholds Anton Piller Despite Non-Disclosure
The Alberta Court of Appeal has begun 2015 by approving an Anton Piller order granted despite defective disclosure.
Canada
9 Feb 2015
16
Watch Those Collective Agreement Time Limits!
A recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision (Alberta Health Services v. Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, July 5, 2013) has taught an employer a vital lesson about time limits in a collective agreement.
Canada
19 Jul 2013
17
Employer References In The Age Of Privacy
A discussion on the updates relating to the law around references given to prospective employers by ex-employers, which is changing.
Canada
8 Apr 2013
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