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|Police and Adjuster Statements - Admissible or Not?|
Tessa Gregson, Sharon Stefanyk; Field Law;
November 10, 2015, previously published on October 20, 2015The Alberta Court of Appeal in the recent case of R. v. Porter, 2015 ABCA 279, has concluded that neither a statement made to the police pursuant to the Traffic Safety Act section 71, nor a statement provided to an insurance adjuster is admissible in a police investigation or criminal proceedings.
Leah McDaniel; Field Law;
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015 Clark v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (Complaints Inquiry Committee), 2015 ABCA 271, concluding that an appeal of disciplinary findings to the Court of Appeal should not be restored after it was deemed abandoned for significant delay.
|Professional Regulatory Training: A Commitment to Excellence|
James Casey; Field Law;
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015 Professional regulatory organizations are committed to the ongoing professional development of their members. Equally, professional regulatory organizations should be committed to the ongoing professional development of their regulatory committees and administrators. The reasons are self-evident:...
|Standard of Review in Discipline Matter|
October 30, 2015, previously published on October 19, 2015 A paramedic was disciplined by a Discipline Committee of the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics for failing to administer a 12-lead ECG test to a patient, used to identify whether a patient is having a heart attack, and thus failing to follow proper protocol. The Discipline Committee concluded that...
|October 2015 Brings Key Upcoming Employer Obligations: Minimum Wage Increases and Federal Election Responsibilities|
Leah McDaniel; Field Law;
October 26, 2015, previously published on September 2015The month of October 2015 brings two key milestones that all Alberta employers should be aware of. First, on October 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Alberta will increase. Second, on October 19, 2015, the federal election will take place. Employers have important obligations to their employees on...
|Determining Reasonable Notice: Is Character of Employment a Less Important Factor? |
Christin Elawny; Field Law;
October 26, 2015As an employer, when terminating an employee without just cause, it is important to have some sense of the reasonable notice period a court might award in the circumstances in order to prepare an appropriate severance offer. There are generally four key factors to consider when assessing the length...
|Harassing Comments Are No Joke: Employer Ordered to Pay Employee $7,500|
Jason Kully; Field Law;
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 2015Mohamud v. Canadian Dewatering (2006) Ltd., 2015 AHRC 16, is a recent decision of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. This decision demonstrates the type of workplace harassment that creates a poisoned workplace and is a reminder that an employer may be responsible for paying damages to an...
|Question Everything...Except the Witness - Tips on Maintaining Impartiality From R. v. Crawford, 2015 ABCA 175|
Kimberly Precht, Gregory Sim; Field Law;
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 9, 2015On a frigid January night, Mr. Crawford was along for the ride when one of his companions—fuelled by alcohol and jealous suspicion, and armed with a completely ineffectual pellet gun—decided to steal a vehicle. Mr. Crawford was convicted of theft of an automobile and being a party to a...
|One Number to Rule Them All: The New Common Business Number Act|
Jessica Robertshaw; Field Law;
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 9, 2015On April 30, 2015, Bill 12: the Common Business Number Act (the “Act”) came into force in Alberta. The Act created the authority for Alberta to adopt the Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) Business Number system (“BN”). The BN is a numbering system that...
|Canada Labour Code Does not Grant Non-Unionized Employees a "Right to the Job"|
Joël Michaud; Field Law;
August 10, 2015, previously published on July 8, 2015In Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 2015 FCA 17 ("Wilson"), the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) made a game-changing decision when they unanimously found that without-cause dismissals of non-unionized employees are permissible under Part III of the Canada Labour Code (the...