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Alberta Employer Advisor Blog

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Bill 17 - Proposed Changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code

Canada - May 25 2017 On May 24, 2017, the Government of Alberta tendered and passed first reading of Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (the “Bill”). The…

The Ontario Court Of Appeal Thinks That Fraud Still Constitutes Just Cause

Canada - October 11 2016 Reversing a lower court decision, in Fernandes v. Peel Educational & Tutorial Services Limited (“Fernandes”), the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that a…

I Take it Back: Retracting a Resignation

Canada - August 25 2016 What should you do if an employee asks to rescind his or her resignation? If you really love that employee, you say “Great! Welcome back.” But if…

At Least A Few Days After And Never At The Termination Meeting

Canada - June 20 2016 A recent case out of British Columbia provides a timely reminder of a best practice for Alberta employers. In Saliken v Alpine Aerotech Limited…

Yes Your Employees May Be Legally Entitled To Time Off Work To Watch Their Kids, Even If They Give You No Advance Notice

Canada - May 16 2016 We recently came across this new Ontario human rights decision in the course of advising an Alberta employer on an employee child care issue. There…

More Bad News For Fixed Term Contracts

Canada - May 10 2016 A few months ago we commented on a case where a fixed term contract caused an employer significant liability because it did not allow for early…

How Much Should Big Brother Monitor (And Other BYOD Considerations)

Canada - April 17 2016 Given the popularity and prevalence of mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets in today’s world, it is no surprise that Bring Your Own Device…

My Former Employee Left Behind Some Personal Property. What Can I Do With It?

Canada - March 8 2016 Employees occasionally leave behind personal property following termination of employment. Whether it is discovered immediately or long after the…

Keep It To Yourself: Ontario Court Introduces Tort of Public Disclosure in Doe v D, 2016 ONSC 541

Canada - February 16 2016 The Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Doe v D (“Doe”) recently introduced the tort of “public disclosure of private facts”, expanding the scope of…

This Employer’s Case Had 99 Problems - Proving Cause Was One

Canada - February 16 2016 A recent case out of Calgary, Karmel v. Calgary Jewish Academy (2015 ABQB 731), presents some valuable lessons for Alberta employers. This case…