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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
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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
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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
4
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
5
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
6
Directed Remedial Certification
The employee in this matter worked as a dishwasher for the Respondent hotel.
Canada
15 May 2018
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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
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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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Employer Liability When Providing Employee References
If you can't say anything nice, is it better to say nothing at all?
Canada
8 Nov 2017
10
Legislature Passes New Labour And Employment Legislation
Bill 17, the dubiously named Fair and Family-family Workplaces Act, which we previously reported on (Changes to Employment Standards and Labour Relations Legislation, Update on Changes to...
Canada
20 Jun 2017
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Update On Changes To Alberta's Employment Standards And Labour Relations Legislation
Last week we provided you with an update on the new Bill within a couple of hours of it being tabled in the Legislature, which was based on a briefing by the Ministry without seeing the actual legislation.
Canada
13 Jun 2017
12
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
13
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
14
CIRB Reaffirms Principles On Essential Services And Employees
The Canada Industrial Relations Board recently issued a decision reaffirming its position with respect to essential employees and the maintenance of activities in the event of a strike or a lock-out.
Canada
23 May 2017
15
Government Announces Labour And Employment Law Review
As we previously anticipated, yesterday the government announced a process to review changes to the Labour Relations Code and the Employment Standards Code.
Canada
23 Mar 2017
16
School Boards Successful In Recent Arbitrations: No Jurisdiction For Arbitration Panels
Arbitration panels dismissed each grievance for lack of jurisdiction under teacher-related statutory and negotiated framework structures which governed teacher collective bargaining as well as teacher collective agreements.
Canada
8 Feb 2017
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Posting Offensive Blog Posts As A Union President: Protected By The Charter?
Bill Gates once said: "the Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow".
Canada
7 Feb 2017
18
Consequences Of Improper Administration Of Employee Benefits
Throughout an employee's time with an employer, there are many occasions where the employer will be required to have the employee complete forms or other documents for third parties, or where the employer must complete forms themselves for third parties.
Canada
6 Feb 2017
19
Changes Are A-Comin'
Rumours continue to percolate that the Government of Alberta is looking at introducing changes to the Labour Relations Code as early as this spring.
Canada
27 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
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