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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April 22, 2021 by Alison Walsh in COVID-19
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Alberta Government Announces Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the Government of Alberta passed Bill 71, Employment Standards (COVID-19 Vaccination Leave) Amendment Act, 2021. […]

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March 29, 2021 by Andy Pushalik in General
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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 17, 2021 by Andy Pushalik in Labour
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Employee With 4.5 Months’ Service Gets 5 Months’ Notice; Judge Rules Pregnancy a Factor in Assessing Notice Period

An Ontario judge has ruled that an employee’s pregnancy is one of the factors to be considered in assessing the […]

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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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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 25, 2021 by Matthew Curtis in Confidentiality/Trade Secrets
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British Columbia Court of Appeal upholds significant award for loss of confidential information by former employees

In GEA Refrigeration Canada Inc. v. Chang, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a decision awarding disgorgement of profits […]

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February 16, 2021 by Henry Chang in COVID-19
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Additional details now available regarding Canada’s mandatory hotel quarantine requirement and new COVID-19 measures at land ports-of-entry

Introduction We previously discussed the Canadian Government’s intention to impose a mandatory hotel quarantine requirement on air travellers. We also […]

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February 12, 2021 by Henry Chang in General
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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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February 12, 2021 by Allison Buchanan in Labour
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Tort of online harassment recognized in Ontario: what are the implications for employers?

In 2019, the Court of Appeal for Ontario declined to recognize a common law tort of harassment in Ontario in […]

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