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Plotnikoff Re-Affirms Key Employment Law Principles in Alberta

In Plotnikoff v Associated Engineering Alberta, 2023 ABCJ 200 (Higa) the Alberta Court of Justice awarded severance, rejecting two defenses

18 September 2023
Not Inviting Employee To Return After COVID Leave = Constructive Dismissal

In Calgary Climbing Centre v Jones, 2023 CanLII 76366 (AB ESA), an employee put on COVID leave was found to be dismissed when not later recalled

10 September 2023
Unconscious Racial Bias Found In Alberta Police Case

In John v Edmonton Police Service, 2023 AHRC 87, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal found unconscious bias on the basis of race in how force was used

4 September 2023
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I’ll Avoid Your Employees If You Avoid Mine

Competition Act changes came into effect in June, 2023, which make it a criminal conspiracy to enter no-poaching and price fixing deals with other employers

28 August 2023
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NSCA Case On Reasonable Notice For Seasonal Workers

In Elmsdale Landscaping v Hiltz, 2003 NSCA 56, a sod worker was constructively dismissed and got 12 months severance despite refusing to return to work

21 August 2023
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Staffing Agency Paid Construction Employee Wrong Vacation Pay

In Tips Staffing v Irish, 2023 CanLii 67896 (AB ESA), the ALRB found that an employee dispatched to construction sites is a construction employee

14 August 2023
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AHRC Case Illustrates Value of Corroborating Evidence

In Iligan v 348373 Alberta Inc., 2023 AHRC 70, a family status discrimination case was dismissed because the employer had a corroborating witness

8 August 2023
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Firing Related to Disability, But No Discrimination Liability Found

In Swan v Syncrude Canada, 2023 AHRC 77, the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal found the dismissal was related to PTSD, but Syncrude was not responsible

3 August 2023
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ABKB Case Says McAllister Does Not Mean No Schedule C

Grimes v University of Lethbridge, 2023 ABKB 432 (Graesser) Says Schedule C Is Still Starting Point For Costs Awards

24 July 2023
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Union Application for Anonymization of Witnesses in AHRC Fails

In Stankovic v City of Edmonton, 2023 AHRC 73, CSU 52 tried unsuccessfully to anonymize its witness names and personal information

17 July 2023
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ESC Consequences Of Breaching Job Protected Leave

In Tammy Nicholson Prof Corp v Shoker, 2023 CanLii 52612, an Alberta employee was terminated while on sick leave and was awarded severance.

10 July 2023
Premium Rate Hours Don’t Trigger Overtime: Grievance

In Unite Here v Horizon North, 2023 CanLii 46717 the grievors were not successful in having their premium rate hours count towards overtime.

3 July 2023
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How a wrongful dismissal can lead to $1.2 million in LTD benefits December 12, 2022
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2022 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review December 6, 2022
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Bow River Law has been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of the best law firms in 2023 November 15, 2022
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One of Bow River Law’s leaders was awarded a spot in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for work in labour and employment law August 29, 2022
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Calgary mayor's former chief of staff receives $104K payout after 3 months on job April 27, 2022
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Vaccine backlash: Calgary oil giant facing dozens of lawsuits from former employees over COVID-19 shot April 22, 2022
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Calgary man says he's owed $25K in unpaid wages by software company April 20, 2022
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Why is HR failing when it comes to harassment complaints? April 5, 2022
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2021 Employment Law Alberta Year in Review December 2, 2021
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Fired for violating COVID-19 protocols September 6, 2021
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Calgary employment lawyer explains what lifting mask and isolation requirements mean for the workplace July 30, 2021
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Could you be fired for refusing vaccination? July 23, 2021
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Could mandatory vaccinations become a condition of employment in some sectors? April 14, 2021
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Webber Academy asks judge to overturn Muslim prayer order April 1, 2021
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