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December 2017 Archives

MLA terminated woman's employment illegally, tribunal says

Several stories of sexual harassment in the workplace have been making headlines lately, sparking discussion on the legal rights of workers. In Alberta, a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) has come under fire for firing an employee after she reported sexual harassment in the workplace. The issue has spurred a conversation about employment law and human rights in the province.

Employment figures show increasing job vacanies

There are often mixed reports on job prospects in Canada. One of the reasons for this is that employment rates can vary between provinces and industries. Those who live in Alberta or are considering moving there should know about trends and changes in provincial employment laws and job prospects.

Real estate insurance may be denied if changes aren't reported

Landlords have many things to consider when leasing a property, including provincial laws and insurance coverage. A recent case in Alberta showed the importance of abiding by the requirements of property insurance, including stipulations about vacancy. Those who purchase real estate for the purpose of leasing it to tenants should consider cases such as this when caring for their rental property.

Uber faces class-action lawsuit over business practices

In the digital age, companies must be careful with how they handle customer data. Uber is learning this lesson the hard way in Alberta. The business currently faces a potential class-action suit over a 2016 data breach. The plaintiff currently named in the lawsuit is an Alberta woman affected by the data breach, but the ultimate goal of the lawsuit is for it to be classified as a class action.

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