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Compassionate care leave

On May 27, 2013, the Alberta government gave royal assent to private member’s Bill 203, the Employment Standards (Compassionate Care Leave) Amendment Act, 2012. Starting on February 1, 2014, Alberta’s Employment Standards Code will require employers to provide compassionate care leave to employees.

Accumulated unused sick leave payout

This CRA technical interpretation document deals with whether the payment of accumulated sick leave under certain options available in a collective agreement is considered a retiring allowance. (In PDF)

Reprisal claim for allegation of harassment under OHSA will be heard

An employee argued his employment was terminated because he reported an incident of workplace violence and harassment to the employer under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The Labour Relations Board found that the facts pleaded by the employee did not support an allegation of workplace violence but the harassment claim could proceed.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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