Category Archives: Labour/Employment

Protection for the Rights of Farm Workers Finally Proposed in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: Protection for the Rights of Farm Workers Finally Proposed in Alberta Legislation Commented On: Bill 6, Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act On November 17, 2015 the Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and … Continue reading

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Reasonable Notice of Termination in an Executive, Short-Term Employment Context

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Reasonable Notice of Termination in an Executive, Short-Term Employment Context Case Commented On: Bahrami v AGS Flexitallic Inc, 2015 ABQB 536 (CanLII) The issue in this case was the appropriate amount of severance pay … Continue reading

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Eligibility for Nomination under the Local Authorities Election Act (Alberta)

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Eligibility for Nomination under the Local Authorities Election Act (Alberta) Case Commented On: Mueller v Oko, 2015 ABCA 194 This short decision from the Court of Appeal considers the challenge by Mueller to the eligibility … Continue reading

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Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Overturns Human Rights Tribunal’s Finding of Disability Discrimination in Employment

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Overturns Human Rights Tribunal’s Finding of Disability Discrimination in Employment Case Commented On: Syncrude Canada Ltd v Saunders, 2015 ABQB 237 Syncrude Canada Ltd v Saunders, 2015 ABQB 237, case highlights … Continue reading

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Alberta Arbitration Decision Embraces Broadening Trend on Family Status Discrimination

By: Linda McKay-Panos PDF Version: Alberta Arbitration Decision Embraces Broadening Trend on Family Status Discrimination Case Commented On: SMS Equipment Inc v Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, 2015 ABQB 162 The definition of discrimination on the basis of family status … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s New Constitutional Decisions and the Rights of Farm Workers in Alberta Cases Commented On: Mounted Police Association of Ontario v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 1 (CanLII); Meredith v Canada (Attorney General), … Continue reading

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Alberta Introduces Amendments to PIPA

By: Ronaliz Veron PDF Version: Alberta Introduces Amendments to PIPA Bill Commented On: Bill 3, Personal Information Amendment Act, 3rd Sess, 28th Leg, Alberta, 2014 On November 15, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada held in Alberta (Information and Privacy … Continue reading

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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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