September 17, 2021 by April Kosten in Alberta, COVID-19, Employment and Labour, General
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What Alberta’s new restrictions mean for employers and their business

Note: This post has been updated to reflect the changes made to the Restrictions Exemption Program on September 18, 2021. […]

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June 19, 2017 by Taylor Buckley in Alberta, British Columbia, English, Pensions and Benefits
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BC AND ALBERTA PENSION PLAN ASSESSMENTS – DEADLINE APPROACHING

As part of the enhanced governance requirements under British Columbia’s Pension Benefits Standard Act and Alberta’s Employment Pension Plans Act, pension plan administrators in Alberta and British Columbia are required to conduct an assessment their plan every three years. The deadline to complete the first assessment is December 31, 2017.

December

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September 27, 2016 by Daniel Yereniuk in Alberta, English, Labour
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Increase to the Alberta Minimum Wage

Alberta employers are reminded that the general minimum wage in Alberta will be increased on October 1, 2016 to $12.20 per hour, up from $11.20 per hour. Additionally, the current liquor server rate will be eliminated effective October 1, 2016 and these employees will also now earn the general minimum

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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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May 05, 2016 by Cristina Wendel in Alberta, Employment Standards, English
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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”

An Alberta court recently had the opportunity to consider the question of whether a termination clause was effective to take away an employee’s entitlement to pay in lieu of notice of termination in excess of the minimum set out in the Alberta Employment Standards Code (“Code”). The Plaintiff in this

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April 26, 2016 by Emily Denstedt in Alberta, English, Labour
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The Right to Strike: Changes to Alberta Labour Legislation

In light of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan, 2015 SCC 4 decision, the Alberta government has undertaken a review of the Labour Relations Code (“LRC”) and the Public Service Employees Relations Act (“PSERA”). Following a con...

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