Employment Lawyers Calgary
Calgary’s Choice for Employment Law
Exclusively for Employees
At YYC Employment Law Group, we take a fresh approach to employment law. We put you in touch with our Calgary-based employment lawyers directly. Beyond providing you with experienced, proven and trusted legal advice, we guarantee responsiveness and timely communication. If you don’t hear from us within a reasonable period of time (generally two business days or less) — whether it be in response to a question, request for information or otherwise — you’re entitled to a credit against the cost of your fees. That’s our promise to you. Accountability.
We’re all about connecting with our clients and the community we serve. Even better, we speak your language.
Contact Employment Lawyers Calgary today to find out more about our innovative, forward-thinking and client-focused model and how our team of dedicated employment lawyers will partner with you to resolve your employment issue.
We’re confident you’ll see the difference.
Our model provides you with efficiency, value, peace of mind and certainty by offering reasonable flat-rate fees. You know what to expect from the second we start work on your file.
Our goal is to facilitate timely access to well-trained and experienced employment lawyers at an affordable price point. It’s all about you, the employee.
We exclusively practice workplace law and only represent employees
We are passionate about our work which translates into strong employee advocacy and representation.
Our employment lawyers have worked with some of Canada’s largest national law firms, global companies and well-respected regional law firms, and have attended Canadian law schools where we excelled academically. We know employment law and previously acted for employers; we are intimately aware of how the other side works which fosters efficiency and effectiveness.
Calgary Employment Law Redefined
Look Beyond the Expected
We are life-long Calgarians and community-based lawyers knowledgeable of the local labour market and regional dynamics. We’ve grown-up in Calgary and worked here, just like you, before becoming employment lawyers. We’ll navigate Calgary’s complex legal landscape for you.
We maintain an office location in the heart of Calgary’s historic Beltline district. Our character office space is a solid representation of our brand, where new meets old with a fresh, laid-back, vibrant and entrepreneurial vibe. Swing by for a coffee and a chat.
Not a fan of commuting downtown to meet your lawyer in-person?
No problem – we reserve one day a week where we’ll literally come to you and accommodate you on your schedule, and at any location you want within the City. Just say when and where and we’ll be there. No traffic congestion, directions, parking hassles or fuel costs required – that’s on us.
CAN’T FIT US IN US DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS?
No worries, we’ve got you covered – we reserve one Saturday per month for weekend appointments and one day per week for extended evening hours. We’re here for you when you need us, whenever that may be.
What We’ll Do for You:
Termination Clause Reviews
Reasonable Notice Assessments
Just Cause Terminations
Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination
Employment Agreements & Contracts
Change of Control Protection (“Golden Parachutes”)
Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation Advice
Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality & Non-Disparagement Advice
Occupational Health & Safety
Short & Long-Term Disability Entitlements
Independent & Dependent Contractors
Duty of Fair Representation Complaints
Workplace Investigations & Disciplinary Proceedings
PSU’s, RSU’s & Stock Options
Share Appreciation Rights (“SARs”)
Performance Bonuses & Incentive Pay
Maternity & Parental Leave
Employment Lawyers Calgary
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Let’s discuss the facts of your workplace legal matter and make sure you are protected. Experience the difference.
From Our Clients
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WestJet Employees: we understand that many of you have recently been laid-off and given a number of options to choose from on account of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This can be complicated and we recommend speaking with our experienced employment...read more
As we come together as a community during this unprecedented time, we understand that many members of the public have questions regarding the escalating COVID-19 crisis in Alberta and the impact to their employment. We have fielded a significant volume of...read more
Questions about all the recent changes to EI and Government Compensation Initiatives amid the COVID-19 crisis?
Questions about all the recent changes to EI and Government Compensation Initiatives amid the COVID-19 crisis?Check out our summary bulletin in PDF format by clicking this linkCommitted to Employees. We're Different.read more
UPDATE: No employer “paid leave” for Alberta employees. The Alberta Government has reversed its commitment announced on Friday, March 13 to amend the Employment Standards Code (Alberta), which would have required employers to provide employees with 14 days...read more
The Federal Government has announced details regarding Phase One of its COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Employees are the Emergency Care Benefit and Emergency Support Benefit.The Emergency Care Benefit will provide up to $900 biweekly for a maximum of 15 weeks to employees required to self-isolate, care for loved ones required to self-isolate or those...read more
Randi Collins, managing partner of YYC Employment Law Group says its unclear what employers obligations are when it comes to workers forced out of work due to COVID-19 shutdowns. Calgary legal experts say there is no one-size fits all answer for workers...read more
COVID-19 UPDATE‼️ The Alberta Government has just announced the immediate cancellation of all K-12 public schools, post-secondary classes and licenced child care programs, province-wide
These new measures will obviously affect many Alberta-based employees, who now have to provide care for their children. The Employment Standards Code currently provides employees with up to 5 days of unpaid Family Responsibility Leave, if they had been...read more
Know your rights? As we come together to fight COVID-19, workplace issues will arise. Not everybody has paid sick leave as a contractual entitlement, and not everybody is eligible for the amended EI Sickness Benefits. Income continuance is a real concern...read more
Today, Kevin Stanfield at CTV Morning Live sat down with Stephen Dugandzic from YYC Employment Law Group I Collins Dugandzic LLP to take "Severance Package 101" - do you know your rights? Find out what a severance package should include and what you are...read more
Not in my house...U-Haul is reportedly banning nicotine users from joining the ranks of the well-known moving and storage company in 21 US states.This hiring practice would likely be illegal in Canada where federal and provincial human rights laws prohibit...read more
A BC-based employee with 6 solid years of service was recently terminated for alleged just cause after taking to Twitter to voice his disappointment with the employer’s holiday gift...a $6 bottle of BBQ sauce.Although the employer’s allegations of cause...read more
YYC Employment Law Group and Getz, Collins & Associates Announce Landmark Merger to Create Full-Service Regional Law Boutique with Special Emphasis on Employment Law
CALGARY, Dec. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - YYC Employment Law Group (www.yyc.law) and Getz, Collins & Associates (www.getzcollins.com), two respected Alberta-based law firms, are pleased to announce their landmark agreement, merging their firms to create a...read more