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.
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)
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.