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Bill 32: Practical implications for Alberta employers

Canada - October 19 2020 On July 29, 2020, Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta's Workplaces Act, 2020 ("Bill 32") received royal assent. Bill 32 brings a number of…

Aaron Johnson, Correna Jones, Jonathon Ward

Employment impact of Bill 24: Extension of temporary ‎layoffs and validation of COVID-19 regulations‎

Canada - June 24 2020 On June 18, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (“Bill 24”). The purpose…

Jonathon Ward

Alberta government extends temporary leave for employees

Canada - April 7 2020 On April 6, 2020, the Alberta government announced additional changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (the “Code”) in an effort to ease…

Gillian Broadbent, Jonathon Ward

Alberta Employment Standards Code amended to provide 14 day Quarantine Leave

Canada - March 18 2020 On March 17, 2020, the Alberta Employment Standards Code was amended by an Order in ‎Council, to provide for a new 14 day unpaid leave for employees…

Gillian Broadbent, Jonathon Ward

Workplace bullying — the new frontier

Canada - February 19 2020 The “#MeToo” movement highlighted the age old human resources concern of sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. As a consequence, many…