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HTMLNew Minimum Wage for Alberta Employees on October 1, 2015
Hugh J.D. McPhail; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 16, 2015
During its 2015 provincial election campaign, the Alberta New Democratic Party made an election promise that it would increase minimum wage rates in Alberta to $15.00 per hour. The first step to getting there will take effect on October 1.

 

HTMLWhat is Needed for You to Have a "Disability" that is Protected by Human Rights Legislation?
Hugh J.D. McPhail; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015
A decision rendered a few months ago by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench has provided some helpful guidance on a question that frequently arises from our employer clients. Does a relatively minor ailment or series of medical problems amount to a "physical disability" that deserves human...

 

HTMLEcuadorian Plaintiffs Can Seek to Enforce $9 Billion Judgment in Ontario
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2015, previously published on September 10, 2015
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Chevron Corp v. Yaiguaje. The decision upheld a ruling granting the Ontario Courts jurisdiction to enforce a judgment from Ecuador for environmental damages. The Supreme Court confirmed a two-step approach to recognizing foreign...

 

HTMLAlberta "Re-Thinking" Climate Policy - Part 2
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 24, 2015
In June of this year we reported on the provincial government's "re-thinking" of the climate change file. At that time the government announced modifications to the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation ("SGER") and the creation of a Panel to report on the views of Albertans...

 

HTMLConsidering a BYOD Program?
Vicki L. Giles; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 7, 2015
In August, the offices of the federal, Alberta and British Columbia privacy commissioners released joint guidelines for organizations considering a BYOD program. "BYOD" or "Bring Your Own Device" programs which allow employees to use their own mobile devices for both personal...

 

HTMLRoyalty Regime - Here we go... again
Michael C. Barbero; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015
Earlier today the provincial government announced the composition of the panel members who will undertake a review of the Alberta Royalty Regime.

 

HTMLAlberta Immigrant Nominee Program on Pause
Lori Brienza; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015
The Government of Alberta announced late last week that the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program ("AINP") is pausing its application intake, effective immediately. The AINP is an economic immigration program whereby the Government of Alberta nominates qualified applicants for Canadian...

 

HTMLAttempting to Pull the Wool Over a Judgment Creditor's Eyes
Mustafa Farooq, Jonathan P. Rossall; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on June 18, 2015
The recent Alberta Court of Appeal decision 1007374 Alberta Ltd v Ruggieri, is an interesting case that affirms an important trial court decision on fraudulent conveyances and oppression. While not a dramatic reframing of the law in these issues, it does highlight the willingness of the courts to...

 

HTMLChanges Made to the Law of Estate Administration
Katherine M. Faught; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on July 6, 2015
On June 1, 2015 the Estate Administration Act ("Act") came into force in Alberta. This Act updates the previous laws which dictate how an executor, or "personal representative", will have to administer the estate of a deceased person. The new law applies whether or not the...

 

HTMLTaking to the Skies: The Supreme Court's Decision in Bombardier
Mustafa Farooq, Christopher J. Lane; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2015, previously published on August 4, 2015
What is the test for finding discrimination in Canadian law? This important question for both employers and employees was recently answered in the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling in Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace...

 


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