Q&A: Employee and Employers Rights when Working From Home

Posted by heritagelaw on Oct 13, 2020 in Blog, Employment Law

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically shifted the dynamic of workplaces across the globe. A vast number of employees have found themselves packing up the office and working from home. While this is great news in terms of employment continuance in the face of many workplace shutdowns, it creates an interesting change in the way work…Read More Here!

Why Employees Need Up-to-Date Contracts

Posted by heritagelaw on Jan 3, 2020 in Blog, Employment Law

When it comes to starting new employment with a company, most employers will require that you sign an employment contract. This type of contract ensures that employee and employer rights and responsibilities are understood by both parties. Even if you do not sign an official contract with an employer, certain rules and rights still apply….Read More Here!

What Do I Need to Know About Severance and Termination?

Posted by heritagelaw on Sep 15, 2019 in Blog, Employment Law

With today’s unstable job market, jobs are not as secure as they once were. With so many fluctuations in our economy, many companies are forced to lay off and downsize in order to maintain and continue their business. This can be devastating to dedicated employees when termination comes swiftly and without notice. Fortunately, there are…Read More Here!

What Qualifies as Workplace Discrimination in Alberta?

Posted by heritagelaw on Aug 15, 2019 in Blog, Employment Law

Workplace discrimination is an unfortunately gray area for employees when it comes to how they are treated in the workforce. While laws such as the Alberta Human Rights Act exist to protect individuals, knowing what constitutes as discrimination can be difficult. Thankfully, our team of experienced lawyers can help you determine if you are experiencing…Read More Here!

What Is Workplace Harassment?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jun 30, 2019 in Blog, Employment Law

In Canada, employees have the legal right to enjoy a workplace free of harassment— an umbrella term that covers a wide variety of unwanted behavior. Workplace issues may be complex, but all levels of government and ethics watchdog organizations are united in condemning and punishing those who commit, condone or ignore harassment. Keep reading for…Read More Here!

How Can I Prove That I Was Wrongfully Terminated?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Apr 4, 2019 in Blog, Employment Law

Losing your job is never easy especially when you were fired unfairly. Some people just call it a loss and move on to their next job, especially if they were very unhappy at a company. However, others face serious psychological challenges and find it difficult to move on without justice being served. It can be…Read More Here!

History of Employment Law in Canada

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 16, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

Employment law covers a wide range of regulations and protections that are constantly evolving to best serve both the Canadian economy and its workers. While each case is unique, modern legal standards stand on centuries of previous cases and decisions that make up the history of employment law in Canada. Are you interested in reflecting…Read More Here!

Maternity Leave & Rights: 4 Things to Know

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Aug 1, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

Maternity leave is a subject that is rightly discussed with sensitivity but was not always accepted as a basic human right. Therefore, employers and employees alike should take any form of paternal leave and its associated laws very seriously. The encroachment or waiving of these rights could mean you are not getting what is owed…Read More Here!

CONTRACTORS & EMPLOYEES: What Are The Differences?

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 15, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

If you work for any amount of pay, you are essentially selling your labour to another person or group of people. Since this is a very old practice, modern labour laws have roots in some of the most ancient texts. Being remunerated fairly has become a basic human right, though some still try to circumvent…Read More Here!

LABOUR LAW: How to terminate someone legally

Posted by heritagelawoffices on Jul 1, 2018 in Blog, Employment Law

No matter the industry, businesses must regularly hire new employees, promote existing ones and transition as others move on– but they may also have reason to cut ties with a particular person (or sometimes even many people). In these cases, it is extremely important for the business to follow every step of the process cautiously….Read More Here!