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Is Dufault the New Waksdale?  Ontario Court Strikes Termination Clause

In Dufault v Ignace, 2024 ONSC 1029, a termination clause was considered unenforceable because of its standard for just cause and “sole discretion” wording

11 March 2024
ABCJ Ignores Probation Clause Where Employer Did No Review

In Holmes v Progressive Wellsite, 2023 CarswellAlta 3273, the Alberta Court of Justice found wrongful dismissal despite a probationary termination clause

12 February 2024
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Employment Contract Guide by Award-Winning Calgary Workplace Law Firm

Looking to navigate the complexities of employment contracts? Our comprehensive guide, brought to you by an award-winning Calgary workplace law…

8 February 2024
ABCJ rules Employer’s Vax Policy Reasonable and Justifiable

Van Hee v Glenmore Inn, 2023 ABCJ 244 is an Alberta Court of Justice case where a constructive dismissal based on unpaid vaccination leave failed.

27 November 2023
New Alberta Resignation Wrongful Dismissal Case
New Alberta “Resignation” Wrongful Dismissal Case

In Stonham v Recycling Worx, 2023 ABKB 629, an employee was found to be wrongfully dismissed despite the employer argument that he resigned.

13 November 2023
constructive dismissal in calgary, alberta
Constructive Dismissal in Alberta: The Ultimate Guide

In the realm of employment law, constructive dismissal is a concept that is both complex and consequential. For employees in…

24 September 2023
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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
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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
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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ACJ Case Illustrates the Cost of Being Rude

Lutz v Fabian Seeds Farms, 2023 ABCJ 109 is an Alberta case where an employee and employer learned that being rude in court has a price

22 May 2023
Alberta Overtime Case With Big Implications In Employment Law

Scheffler v Mourtis Trucking Ltd., 2023 ABKB 139 is a case where an Alberta court allowed an overtime claim to stretch back further than 6 months

15 March 2023
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Verbal Contract of 5 Yr Term Chosen Over Later Written Term

In Dornan v New Brunswick, 2023 CanLII 10433 (NB LA), an arbitrator found a 5 year fixed term, and ruled a contrary written contract unenforceable

27 February 2023

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