Category Archives: Labour/Employment

Supreme Court Limits Employment Relationship in Human Rights Cases

By: Linda McKay-Panos  PDF Version: Supreme Court Limits Employment Relationship in Human Rights Cases Case commented on: McCormick v Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2014 SCC 39 In an earlier post, I expressed hope that in McCormick, the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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Challenging the Farm Work Exclusions in the Employment Standards Code

By: Graham Martinelli and Andrew Lau PDF Version: Challenging the Farm Work Exclusions in the Employment Standards Code Legislation commented on:  Employment Standards Code, RSA 2000, c E-9 Editor’s Note This is the fourth and final post in the series … Continue reading

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The Constitutionality of the Exclusion of Farm Industries under the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act

By: Nelson Medeiros and Robin McIntyre PDF Version: The Constitutionality of the Exclusion of Farm Industries under the Alberta Workers’ Compensation Act Legislation commented on: Workers’ Compensation Act, RSA 2000 c W-15 As part of the Constitutional Clinical Law class … Continue reading

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The Statutory Exclusion of Farm Workers from the Alberta Labour Relations Code

By: Brynna Takasugi, Delna Contractor and Paul Kennett PDF Version: The Statutory Exclusion of Farm Workers from the Alberta Labour Relations Code Legislation commented on: Labour Relations Code, RSA 2000, c L-1 Editor’s Note This is the second in the … Continue reading

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Alberta Farm and Ranch Workers: The Last Frontier of Workplace Protection

By: Kay Turner, Gianna Argento, Heidi Rolfe Legislation commented on:  Occupational Health and Safety Act, RSA 2000, c O-2 PDF version: Alberta Farm and Ranch Workers: The Last Frontier of Workplace Protection Editor’s Note This is the first in a … Continue reading

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More Uncertainty on the Test for Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: More Uncertainty on the Test for Discrimination under Human Rights Legislation Case commented on: Bish v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2013 ABQB 756 I have written previous posts on ABlawg critiquing the influence of section … Continue reading

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Psychological Stress and Workers’ Compensation in Alberta

PDF Version: Psychological Stress and Workers’ Compensation in Alberta  Cases commented on: Martin v Alberta (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2012 ABCA 248, appeal heard December 10, 2013 (SCC); Ashraf v SNC Lavalin ATP Inc., 2013 ABQB 688 Earlier this week, the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada Expresses Its Opinion on Alberta Privacy Case

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada Expresses Its Opinion on Alberta Privacy Case Case commented on: Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner v United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62 (“AIPC v UFCW”) This case out of Alberta … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases

PDF Version: Supreme Court of Canada May Finally Clear up Issue of “Employment” in Human Rights Cases Case commented on: Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP v British Columbia (Human Rights Tribunal) 2012 BCCA 313; leave to appeal granted, Michael McCormick v … Continue reading

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Defining “Employment” Continues to be a Challenge—Even Outside of the Human Rights Process

PDF Version: Defining “Employment” Continues to be a Challenge—Even Outside of the Human Rights Process Cases commented on: Van Lent v Place, 2013 ABQB 494; Lovely v Prestige Travel Ltd., 2013 ABQB 467 Some previous posts on ABlawg (see, for … Continue reading

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