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Employers’ Legal Obligations During Major Disasters

Introduction We write this column within a week of the devastating floods in southern Alberta.  A few years ago, this column addressed the H1N1 influenza outbreak.  Before that was SARS.  Alberta has experienced serious tornados and fires.  While not ‘natural’ disasters, we remember the potent threat of Y2K as we entered the current millennium with […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Stephen M. Torscher
Stephen M. Torscher is an associate lawyer at the Calgary office of Miller Thomson.
 

Minimum or Reasonable Notice of Termination?

In 1978 Marek and Gilles started work as salesmen for an Ontario car dealership (HOJ), on an ongoing, indefinite basis. By 1985 they had both been promoted to managerial positions and were earning close to $200,000 (in today’s terms) in total compensation which included commissions, allowances, bonuses and salaries. Then, early in 1985, Marek voluntarily […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

The Essentials of an Employment Contract

Every employment relationship is governed by an employment contract. Many employees believe that because a written employment contract was never signed, no employment contract exists. On the contrary, employment contracts can take the form of a verbal understanding or a lengthy written document between the employer and the employee. In either case, every employment contract […]

Authors:

Anna Maria Moscardelli
Anna Maria Moscardelli is a lawyer with the firm of Neuman Thompson in Edmonton, Alberta.
 

Negligent Misrepresentation in an Employment Contract

After 14 years of service with his employer, Norman was having coffee with Albert, a co-worker, and was surprised when Albert told him that the co-worker had been allowed to purchase back some of his years of service in England before commencing employment in Canada. Norman had worked in his native Australia for twenty years […]

Authors:

Brian P. Rurka
Brian P. Rurka is a partner with the firm of Walsh Wilkins in Calgary, Alberta.
 


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