August 26, 2020 by Alison Walsh in General
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Episode 5: Paid sick leave for Canadian workers

Despite the uncertainty of the last few months, the Canadian economy is finally reopening and employees are returning to work. Tune in […]

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August 10, 2020 by Alison Walsh in COVID-19, General
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Episode 4: Written employment agreements – benefits and pitfalls to avoid

In episode four of the Canadian Employment and Labour law podcast, host Alison Walsh is joined by Sarah Sobierajtodiscuss the benefits of written […]

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July 22, 2020 by Alison Walsh in COVID-19, General
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Podcast Episode 3: Managing remote working risks

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work.” Instead of physically being in the […]

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July 15, 2020 by Alison Walsh in General
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Podcast Episode 2: Supporting remote working

COVID-19 has significantly disrupted what it means for an employee “to go to work”. Instead of physically being in the […]

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July 08, 2020 by Alison Walsh in General
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Podcast Episode 1: COVID-19 workplace safety plans

Across Canada we are seeing some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and business begin to reopen. Whether businesses are currently operating […]

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September 13, 2016 by Alison Walsh in Alberta, English, Human Rights
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TREND CONTINUES IN ALBERTA FOR HIGHER GENERAL DAMAGES IN HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS

General damages awarded by human rights tribunals are intended to compensate for discrimination and to act as a deterrent.

The Alberta Human Rights Act provides no statutory limit on how much general damages can be awarded.  However, in the past general damages awarded by the Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta (the

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