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November 25, 2021
3 Benefits of having your severance package reviewed by an Employment Lawyer

Your employer offered you a severance package, but it’s not quite what you expected. Is it what you’re entitled to? And what happens if it’s not? No matter what amount you’re offered, you would benefit from a severance package review by an employment lawyer.  Termination Pay vs Severance Pay in Alberta First things first: What […]

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November 23, 2021
Employment Lawyers Discuss Statutory Holidays and Pay

If a statutory holiday falls on a weekend, are employees entitled to statutory holiday pay for that day? It is a common misconception that employees are automatically entitled to pay for statutory holidays. The truth is that it depends on the circumstances. The Employment Standards Code sets out the rules in Alberta for non-federally regulated […]

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November 12, 2021
Civil Litigation Lawyers in Alberta Explain the Garnishment Process

Winning a court case or being granted default judgment is a huge step for a successful party in litigation. Where the court makes a monetary award (called “damages”) the person who owes the money is called a judgment debtor and the person to whom the damages are owed is called a judgment creditor. A judgment […]

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November 8, 2021
CERB and the Duty to Mitigate

Under employment law, any reasonable notice or payment in lieu that is due and owing to an employee at termination is not meant to reward the employee for past service or punish the employer. Instead, it is designed to put the terminated employee back into the same position they would have been had they not […]

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November 2, 2021
Dismissed Employee Ordered to Pay Significant Costs for Unsuccessful Lawsuit

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court provides a word of caution to employees who bring questionable wrongful dismissal claims. In Goruk v Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, the plaintiff Ms. Goruk was terminated from her employment with cause and she brought a claim for wrongful dismissal, seeking a damage award equal to two […]

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October 28, 2021
EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS DISCUSS WRONGFUL DISMISSAL

Wrongful dismissal occurs when an employee is dismissed from their position in a manner that violates the terms of their employment contract or the Employment Standards Code (the “Code”). Wrongful dismissal can occur in several different forms. Employees are typically terminated from their employment in one of two ways: (1) without cause; or (2) with […]

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October 18, 2021
Civil Litigation Lawyer Breaks Down the Litigation Process – Court of Queen’s Bench

For parties who have never been involved in a lawsuit before, the court process can seem daunting. That is why we have provided below a comprehensive overview of the civil litigation process in Alberta, from start to finish. A civil action can usually be broken down into four stages: (1) pleadings; (2) discovery; (3) settlement; […]

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October 6, 2021
Litigation Lawyers Discuss Defamation

Defamation is widely understood as public statements that damage a person’s reputation. While this may seem a simple concept, the legal test for defamation is quite onerous and, depending on the circumstances, bringing a legal action for defamation may be quite complex. The general rule is that a plaintiff must file a claim within 2 […]

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September 21, 2021
Alberta Court Recognizes New Claim for Sharing Private Images without Consent

In a groundbreaking judgment released last week, Madam Justice Avril B. Inglis of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recognized a new claim in law with respect to the public sharing of private information without consent. Justice Inglis’ decision in ES v Shillington has created a new tort in Alberta called “Public Disclosure of Private […]

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September 7, 2021
Employment Lawyers in Calgary & Strathmore - Can employers require their workers to be vaccinated?

Employment Lawyers in Calgary & Strathmore - Can employers require their workers to be vaccinated?

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