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Mandatory vaccinations in Alberta?

Canada - September 17 2021 The Government of Alberta declared a state of Public Health Emergency on September 15, 2021, and announced new directives to combat the ongoing…

Aaron Johnson, Correna Jones, Max MacLeod, Donald Wilson, Q.C., Jonathon Ward

Government of Alberta implements mandatory masking and recommends employees ‎continue to work from home

Canada - September 13 2021 On September 3, 2021, new restrictions were announced by the Alberta Government in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Effective September 4, the…

Max MacLeod

Protecting workers and employers: COVID-19 vaccination and the workplace

Canada - July 13 2021 It has been approximately six months since we first discussed the prospect of COVID-19 vaccination. Since then Canada has seen widespread vaccine…

Ryan Campbell, Colin Campbell-Verduyn, Dana F. Hooker

The Alberta government has announced its three-stage plan to lift health restrictions

Canada - May 28 2021 On May 26, 2021, the Alberta government revealed its three-stage "Open for Summer Plan" with the support of the Chief Medical Officer of Health…

Lubaina Baloch, Aaron Johnson, Correna Jones, Jonathon Ward

Government of Alberta introduces paid leave for employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations

Canada - April 23 2021 On April 22, 2021, Bill 71: Employment Standards (COVID-19 Vaccination Leave) Amendment Act, 2021 ("Bill 71") received royal assent to retroactively…

Aaron Johnson, Correna Jones, Jonathon Ward