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The introduction of Bill 30 brings the potential for significant changes to Alberta’s workplace laws

Canada - November 29 2017 On November 27, 2017, the Government of Alberta introduced numerous proposed changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workers’...

Barbara B. Johnston.

Court finds termination clause purporting to limit a 17-year employee’s termination notice to the 8 week statutory minimum to be “clear, express and unambiguous”

Canada - May 5 2016 An Alberta court recently had the opportunity to consider the question of whether a termination clause was effective to take away an employee’s...

“The larger the corporation, the larger the fine”: A corporate defendant’s financial circumstances is a relevant sentencing factor for breaches of a regulatory scheme

Canada - April 28 2016 A small, family owned and operated custom cabinet business was fined $75,000 plus the Victim Fine Surcharge of $11,250 after pleading guilty to...

The Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal in drug and alcohol policy matter

Canada - March 31 2016 Once again, the issue of drug and alcohol testing and policies will be subject to appeal; but this time before the Supreme Court of Canada, as it...

Dennis R. Schmidt.

A first for Alberta - Employer sentenced to corporate probation and community service for violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Canada - February 4 2016 In a unique decision, an Alberta employer, Needoba Construction Ltd., which pleaded guilty to the general charge of failing to ensure, as far as it...