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Alberta Court Upholds “4-Week” Termination Clause

Canada - February 1 2022 In Lawton v Syndicated Services Inc., the Provincial Court of Alberta upheld a termination clause in an employment contract that limited the…

Paul Boshyk

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Appeal

Canada - June 18 2018 On June 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Suncor a third (but not final) win in the ongoing dispute between Suncor and Unifor Local 707A…

Paul Boshyk

Record-Tying General Damages Awarded by Alberta’s Human Rights Tribunal

Canada - October 25 2022 In McCharles v Jaco Line Contractors Ltd.,[1] the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) sent a strong warning to employers that behave badly by…

Paul Boshyk, Ioana Pantis

Stop Snooping: Alberta Privacy Commissioner Finds Employee Snooping Results in Real Risk of Harm

Canada - September 20 2022 In a recent breach notification decision, the Alberta Privacy Commissioner found that a real risk of significant harm arose after four employees were…

Julia Loney, Kristen Shaw

Alberta Bill 2: More Changes to Employment & Labour Laws on the Horizon

Canada - May 29 2019 On May 27, 2019, Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Party introduced the Open for Business Act (“Bill 2”). If passed, Bill 2 will give rise…

Paul Boshyk