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Employee Leave Issues in Alberta

Are you tangled in a web of confusing leave laws and dealing with issues of absenteeism? The laws and regulations on employee leave and managing absenteeism in the workplace are complex and confusing. These reference materials will provide you with a map to navigate the maze of provincial and federal leave rules. With these reference materials, you will learn a step-by-step approach for effectively dealing with a multitude of leave issues. Benefits for You •Gain a clearer understanding on the statutory vs. contractual entitlements to leave •Learn strategies to manage and control employee absenteeism •Explore benefit and compensation issues during leave including what constitutes paid vs. unpaid leave •Avoid the consequences for mishandling requests for leave
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Navigating the Law on Employee Leave
(Break 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM)
— Skye Friesen
  • Statutory vs. Contractual Entitlements to Leave
  • Legislative Update: The New Compassionate Care Leave in Alberta
  • An Employer's Ability to Request Medical Information
  • Privacy Issues Arising in Evaluating an Employee's Entitlement to Leave
  • Consequences for Employers in Mishandling Requests for Leave
Managing Absenteeism in the Workplace
— Shaun Parker
  • Innocent vs. Culpable Absenteeism
  • Drafting and Implementing Effective Workplace Policies to Address Absenteeism
  • Accessing Responsive Employee Information to Manage Absences
  • Controlling Excessive Absenteeism
  • Disciplining Employees for Absenteeism
Managing Disabled Employees
— Joseph Oppenheim
  • Returning to Work: The Duty to Accommodate Employees With Disabilities
  • What Constitutes Undue Hardship?
  • Employees Who Fake Sick: What Can Employers Do?
Benefits and Compensation During Leave
— Amy-Lynn Smith
  • Paid vs. Unpaid Leave
  • Maternity and Paternal Leave Benefits: Employment Insurance, Entitlement to Sick Leave and Employer Top-Ups
  • Workers' Compensation Coverage
  • Benefits: Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability Benefits
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Skye Friesen

Skye Friesen

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

  • Lawyer with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Practices management-side employment, labour and privacy law
  • J.D. degree, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (Gold Medallist); B. Mus. degree, UBC
  • Can be contacted at 403-260-9691 or [email protected]
Joseph Oppenheim

Joseph Oppenheim

Stones Carbert Waite LLP

  • Partner with Stones Carbert Waite LLP
  • Employment lawyer, representing and advising employers and employees on issues including wrongful dismissal, disability, human rights and employment standards complaints
  • LL.B. degree, University of Saskatchewan
  • Can be contacted at 403-705-3661 or [email protected]
Shaun Parker

Shaun Parker

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

  • Lawyer with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Practices management-side employment, labour and privacy law
  • L.L.B. degree, with distinction, University of Alberta
  • Can be contacted at 403-260-9771 or [email protected]
Amy-Lynn J. Smith

Amy-Lynn J. Smith

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

  • Lawyer with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Practices in all areas of labour and employment law
  • Wrote and co-wrote a number of articles relating to accommodation
  • LL.B. degree, University of Alberta; B.A. degree, University of Victoria
  • Can be contacted at 403-269-9795 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 383976
Published 2014
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