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New 14-day leave for Alberta employees affected by Covid-19

By Maxwell J. Brunette and Bruce Graham A new job protected leave was announced by the Alberta government on March 13, 2020. The general details are as follows: Under the Employment Standards Code (Alberta), employees will be entitled to take a leave of 14 days where they are required to self-isolate or are caring for […]

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