Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition

 
Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-476-2
 
Publisher:
Emond Montgomery Publications
 
Page Count:
560
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2012
 
Subjects:
Business and Economics; Employment, Labour, and Human Resources Law; Law Clerk; Paralegal
 
 
 
 

Following the original model of Kathryn Filsinger's best-selling college and university text on Employment Law, this edition focuses on the law of Alberta and British Columbia. It aims to help students and human resources professionals working or planning to work in these jurisdictions learn how to identify and address potential employment law problems. Legal terminology is clearly defined. The basic framework of employment law, including both statutes and case law, is provided. With an emphasis on identifying and avoiding pitfalls that can trap unwary employers, subjects such as wrongful dismissal, employment contracts, and human rights are explained in detail. From job advertising, recruitment, selection, and hiring of employees through to termination or resignation, human resources practices and procedures promoting compliance with the law are outlined. Case studies for employment standards calculations and workers’ compensation benefits calculations are introduced. Privacy law issues relevant to email and Internet use in the workplace are addressed head-on.

New to the second edition

  • Historical information on the nature of the employment relationship before the advent of employment statutes
  • Revised discussion of human rights issues in hiring to reflect the new Alberta Human Rights Act
  • Discussion of important recent decisions in the area of drug and alcohol testing, human rights and hiring
  • Analysis of the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Honda Canada Inc. v. Keays revisiting the law of wrongful dismissal damages
  • Analysis of recent case law addressing: wrongful dismissal; dismissal for cause (including dismissal for failure to be truthful during an investigation, possession of child pornography, culpable absenteeism, incompetence, and offensive blogs); undue hardship and the duty to accommodate; the mischief rule; pre-employment credit checks; post-employment duties that employees owe to their employer upon termination; employers’ responsibility to ensure the safety of workers who must work alone; vicarious liability of employers for the actions of employees; and disclosure of personal employee information
  • New section on background checks of educational and professional credentials
  • Additional guidance for employers on investigating harassment complaints
  • New employers’ checklist for designing a workplace standard to prevent discrimination and fulfill the duty to accommodate
  • New discussion of reservist leave in Alberta and British Columbia
  • Expanded discussion of the employee's right to reinstatement after a statutory leave
  • Examination of the new stricter guidelines for maintaining health and safety credentials with the Alberta Workers' Compensation Board
  • New discussion of employers' duty to address violence in the workplace, and to protect the health and safety of employees in the event of a pandemic
  • Discussion of strategies for making workplaces more inclusive
  • Expanded discussion on the issue of monitoring of employee email and Internet use

Features

  • New Case in Point boxes, FYI boxes, and In the News boxes dealing with current significant cases and issues affecting employers in Alberta and British Columbia
  • Complete suite of ancillaries (PowerPoints for both Alberta and British Columbia, IG with complete answers to end-of-chapter questions, and test bank with answers), new to the second edition
  • Intuitive revisions to the text format enhance the presentation and clarity of existing material
  • New review and discussion questions help students and others apply their knowledge
  • New appendix containing the Alberta Human Rights Act, which replaces the Alberta Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act

Part I: Legal Framework

  • Chapter 1:Overview of Legal Framework

Part II: Hiring

  • Chapter 2:Human Rights Issues
  • Chapter 3:Common Law Issues
  • Chapter 4:The Employment Contract

Part III: During the Course of Employment

  • Chapter 5:Human Rights Issues
  • Chapter 6:Employment Standards Legislation
  • Chapter 7:Workers' Compensation Legislation
  • Chapter 8:Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
  • Chapter 9:Equity in the Workplace
  • Chapter 10:Privacy Inside and Outside the Workplace
  • Chapter 11:Negotiating the Employment Relationship

Part IV: The End of the Employment Relationship and Beyond

  • Chapter 12:Resignation and Retirement
  • Chapter 13:Termination Requirements Under Employment Standards Legislation
  • Chapter 14:Dismissal with Cause
  • Chapter 15:Dismissal Without Cause
  • Chapter 16:Post-Employment Obligations

Appendixes

  • Apprendix A: Sample Indefinite-Term Contract
  • Apprendix B: Sample Fixed-Term Contract
  • Apprendix C: Sample Absenteeism Letters
  • Apprendix D: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Apprendix E: Alberta Human Rights Act
  • Apprendix F: British Columbia Human Rights Code

Glossary

Index

  • Instructor's Guide
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Test Bank

For free instructor resources, contact instructor support.

 
 
 
 
Prices and Formats
 

Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition (FINAL SALE)

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: One colour
Status: Available
ISBN/ISSN:978-1-7725-476-2F

This price is for an un-shrinkwrapped new book being sold on a final sale basis. No returns will be accepted.

Price: $91.50
Qty
 

Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: One colour
Status: Available
ISBN/ISSN:978-1-55239-476-2

Price: $105.50
Qty
 

Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition ebook (Extended)

Format: Digital
Cover: Online
Colour: One colour
Status: Available
ISBN/ISSN:978-1-55239-917-0

Price: $74.00
Qty
 

Employment Law for Business and Human Resources Professionals: Alberta and British Columbia, 2nd Edition ebook (1 Year)

Format: Digital
Cover: Online
Colour: One colour
Status: Available
ISBN/ISSN:978-1-55239-916-3

Price: $60.00
Qty
 
 
Search BOOKS & ARTICLES