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Supreme Court Upholds Termination for Breach of Drug and Alcohol Policy

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Stewart v. Elk Valley Coal Corp., 2017 SCC 30 is good news for employers. The Court upheld the prior decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal and Alberta Human Rights Tribunal,...more

Government Announces Sweeping Changes to Labour and Employment Laws in Alberta

In March this year, the Alberta government announced its intention to "modernize" the province's employment and labour laws. On March 28, 2017, we advised that two of the key changes being considered to Alberta's labour laws...more

Alberta Employers May Face Increased Unionization and Mandated Collective Agreements

On March 13, 2017, the Alberta government announced that it intends to change provincial employment and labour laws to reflect "modern" times. As part of this "modernization", the Minister of Labour announced a consultation...more

Ghomeshi Claim Faces Significant Challenges

The controversial firing of former CBC radio host and personality Jian Ghomeshi has captured the public’s attention in recent days for many reasons, most of which have nothing to do with the law. In terms of the legal issues...more

Alberta Arbitration Board Considers Random Alcohol and Drug Testing in Closely Watched Case

An Alberta Arbitration Board has recently released its decision in the closely followed case of Unifor, Local 707A v Suncor Energy Inc regarding Suncor’s random drug and alcohol testing policy for safety sensitive union...more

4/18/2014

Tax Changes: Corporate Contractors May Be Subject to 13% Higher Tax Rates

The Canadian Government has introduced new tax rules which may subject corporate contractors to a 13% increase in the rate of income tax payable. These rules received Royal Assent on June 26, 2013 and are effective for all...more

The Supreme Court of Canada Provides Guidance on Random Alcohol Testing

In Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30, a decision released on June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed the limited ability of management to...more

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