Teri Treiber

Associate | Calgary


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A streamlined approach to emergency benefits for workers in the wake of COVID-19

In the preceding weeks, nearly one million Canadians have applied for employment insurance benefits (“EI”) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The system is overwhelmed by the high volume of applications. In response, and as part of its economic...


A word of caution for employers: human rights in the hiring process

While many employers understand that it is illegal to discriminate against current employees on the basis of grounds protected by human rights legislation, it is also important to note that applicants are afforded the same protections. A recent decision by...


Changes to Employment Laws in Alberta: The Passage of Bill 2 and New Regulations

On May 29, 2019, we provided an overview of Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business, which was introduced by the United Conservative Party (“UCP”) in Alberta shortly after the party came into power earlier this year....


Suncor Saga Update: Suncor’s Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy will be Sent Back to Arbitration

In our last update on the ongoing legal saga between Suncor and Unifor, Local 707 (the “Union”), the majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal had upheld an injunction that prevents Suncor from carrying out random drug and alcohol testing...


What’s Happening

Tom Duke, Dan Stachnik and Jill Wilkie are hosting an Occupational Health and Safety seminar on the topic, “What All Employers Need to Know” in Edmonton, AB on May 15th, 2018.  A similar seminar will be presented by Laura Mensch,...


Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Interim Ban on Random Drug and Alcohol Testing by Suncor

As promised in our last report on the long and winding legal road travelled by Suncor in its effort to implement random drug and alcohol testing at its mine site north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, this communique will provide an...


Checking In After a Few Months of Living with the Alberta Employment Standards Code Changes

A few months in to adjusting to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code changes, Alberta employers are continuing to review and revise existing policies and procedures to ensure they are in compliance with the new legislation. Changes with respect to general holidays...