Collective Agreements


The general rule regarding collective agreements is that where there is a collective agreement that lays down a procedure for addressing claims arising from workplace disputes, the courts lack jurisdiction to try matters covered under the collective agreement. The reasoning for this is that when employees have entered into employment relationship with their employer and have agreed to be bound … Read More

Advice for Dads in the Alberta Family Court System


So, you’re a man facing the prospect of separation or divorce. Amid the emotional, mental, and financial turmoil, you are now also faced with a significant legal issue—perhaps for the first time in your life. A major concern for many men is to what extent divorce or separation will affect the amount of time dads are able to spend with … Read More

Commencement of Claims: What are limitation periods and how do they affect my claim?

AdminKnowledge, Litigation

The law of limitations outlines the timeframes within which legal proceedings must be brought. A limitation period is generally a timeframe after the expiry of which, parties are unable to pursue legal remedies. Section 3(1) of the Alberta Limitations Act, RSA 2000, c-L 12 outlines two limitation periods. 1. Section 3(1)(a) stipulates that claimants must file their claims within 2 … Read More

How Can I Hire A Nanny Who Is A Foreign National?

AdminImmigration, Knowledge

Everyone would agree that childcare is costly in Canada. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report in December 2016 discussing and comparing the 2016 Child Care Fees in Canada’s biggest cities. While findings showed that actual costs vary from city to city and province to province, the trend is that they are continuing to increase. It is becoming … Read More

Estate Planning

AdminKnowledge, Wills & Estates

Estate planning is an important process that allows you to manage your estate, both while you are living and when you are gone, in order to ensure your assets are protected and your wishes are respected. Higgerty Law can help you accomplish this and ensure your estate is properly managed. Estate planning is a facts specific area of law and … Read More

RCMP Class Action Lawsuit Compensation Levels


Effect on victim: Note: No substance abuse or work interruption, no ongoing psychological damage Culpable conduct includes but is not limited to: Effect on victim: This does not concern showing pornography in the context of a criminal investigation. Effect on victim: This does not concern showing pornography in the context of a criminal investigation. Level 4 – $100,000 Culpable conduct … Read More

What is sexual harassment?


To understand the meaning of harassment, we need to make it clear it is a form of discrimination. In fact, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) does indeed define harassment as another form of discrimination that usually encompasses “any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates an individual”. Harassment is usually a behaviour that persists over time, but … Read More