October 07, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in Employment and Labour, General
  • Comments Off on Federal Pay Equity Act came into force August 31, 2021 – what employers need to know

Federal Pay Equity Act came into force August 31, 2021 – what employers need to know

The Pay Equity Act[1] (the “Act”), which received royal assent in December 2018, finally came into force nearly three years […]

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

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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September 17, 2021 by Meaghen Russell in COVID-19, General, Ontario
  • Comments Off on Deemed IDEL extended to end of 2021: What this means for Ontario employers

Deemed IDEL extended to end of 2021: What this means for Ontario employers

Ontario’s deemed infectious disease emergency leave (IDEL) has been further extended, just a week before it was expected to end […]

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June 17, 2021 by Larysa Workewych in General
  • Comments Off on $2.5 million payroll threshold for ESA severance pay includes global – not just Ontario – payroll, says Ontario Division Court

$2.5 million payroll threshold for ESA severance pay includes global – not just Ontario – payroll, says Ontario Division Court

Ontario employers have long understood that if their annual Ontario payroll (total wages paid to employees in Ontario in a […]

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May 21, 2021 by Cristina Wendel in General
  • Comments Off on Alberta Government provides list of exempt workplaces, clarifying recent COVID-19 public health orders regarding workplace closures

Alberta Government provides list of exempt workplaces, clarifying recent COVID-19 public health orders regarding workplace closures

In follow up to a recent Dentons Employment and Labour Blog Post detailing recent public health orders in Alberta (CMOH […]

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May 12, 2021 by Cristina Wendel in General
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Alberta businesses may face mandatory workplace closures under new COVID-19 public health orders

In response to climbing COVID-19 case numbers and an increasing number of Albertans testing positive for ‘variants of concern’, the […]

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March 29, 2021 by Andy Pushalik in General
  • Comments Off on April Fools’ Day Edition – When Jokes = Just Cause

April Fools’ Day Edition – When Jokes = Just Cause

Each year pranksters around the world mark the arrival of April with the annual “celebration” of “April Fools’ Day”. While […]

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March 01, 2021 by April Kosten in General
  • Comments Off on Employment agreement incorporating random alcohol and drug testing held enforceable

Employment agreement incorporating random alcohol and drug testing held enforceable

The recent decision of Phillips v. Westcan, 2020 ABQB 764, considers the enforceability of an employment agreement requiring the employee […]

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March 01, 2021 by April Kosten in General
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Employment agreement incorporating random alcohol and drug testing held enforceable

The recent decision of Phillips v. Westcan, 2020 ABQB 764, considers the enforceability of an employment agreement requiring the employee […]

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February 12, 2021 by Henry Chang in General
  • Comments Off on Canada to require COVID-19 test prior to entry at land borders

Canada to require COVID-19 test prior to entry at land borders

Introduction We previously reported on the COVID-19 testing requirement applicable to international passengers flying to Canada from another country (the […]

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