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Use of professional corporation did not result in employee becoming independent contractor

Jurisdiction: - Alberta

Therrien v. True North Properties Ltd., 2009 ABCA 44, upholding 2007 ABQB 312

“How Far is Too Far?” Termination and Accommodation of Disabled Employees"

Jurisdiction: - Alberta

Alberta lawyers Donald J. Wilson, Jonathan Cummings and Wendy-Anne Berkenbosch, of Davis LLP prepared/presented a paper on “How Far is Too Far?” Termination and Accommodation of Disabled Employees" for the CBA Pensions and Labour Joint Subsection Meeting on October 27, 2008.

The paper addresses the following topics:  read more »

"Executive Employment Terminations"

Jurisdiction: - Alberta

Lawyers Brian Thiessen and Scott Sweatman, at the Calgary office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, have written a paper on "Executive Employment Terminations" (May 28, 2008). The paper focuses on issues pertaining to: (1) Stock Options; (2) Bonuses; and (3) Pension Entitlements.

"Drug Testing Policies – Developments from the Oil Patch"

Jurisdiction: - Alberta - Quebec
Sector: - Oil & Gas

The labour and employment lawyers at Bull Housser & Tupper in Vancouver have written a newsletter article on "Drug Testing Policies – Developments from the Oil Patch" (February 2008). The article reviews recent decisions of the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Quebec Court of Appeal.

Former employer/prospective employer complied with PIPA in relation to information disclosed during reference check

Jurisdiction: - Alberta

In Orders P2006-006 and P2006-007, the Alberta Privacy Commissioner ruled that the former employer and the prospective employer had complied with the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act in relation to information disclosed during a reference check.

Report on PIPEDA issued by "Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics"

Topics: - PIPEDA - Privacy
Jurisdiction: - Alberta - Canada/Federal - Quebec

The federal Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has issued its report/recommendations on PIPEDA for the statutory review process.

The summary of the report provides, in part:

This report does not advocate dramatic changes to PIPEDA at this time. Given that the full implementation of the Act did not come about until January 2004 (see Overview of the Act, below), the Committee is cognizant of the fact that not every aspect of its implementation has yet been fully realized. Thus, even though we heard arguments on numerous issues, we have addressed only those where we decided that comments are warranted at this time.  read more »

Criminal record check for new employees found to be reasonable given nature of retail sector

Jurisdiction: - Alberta
Sector: - Retail Trade

Union of Calgary Co-Operative Employees v. Calgary Co-operative Assn. Ltd. [2006] A.G.A.A. No. 17 (QL)