The Alberta Employment Law course examines Alberta’s employment laws in great detail. Students will gain a foundational understanding of the various aspects of the province’s employment law regime.
The professional world revolves around employment, so having knowledge of the laws governing employment in your province will give you an advantage in your career. Although there are commonalities in employment laws across Canada, every province in the nation has a unique set of employment laws in place.
To gain a full understanding of employment law in Alberta, students will become familiar with the legislation and various regulating bodies that pertain to this area of law. Through this course, students will become deeply familiar with Alberta labour laws and how they affect employers and employees.
Students will learn every aspect of Alberta Employment law from how the laws are made to how they are implemented, and how they are enforced.
Having knowledge of the employment standards that Alberta has in place is valuable to anyone working within the province as well as for people working in organizations that have operations in Alberta. Internationally-trained professionals can use this course to reskill for the Canadian job market.
Lawyers working within the province or with large businesses will be able to use this knowledge to take on cases related to Alberta labour standards and regulations. Legal assistants and paralegals will be able to expand their responsibilities and assist lawyers in these cases relating to employment law. Human resources professionals will be able to better perform in their roles and ensure that both employers and employees are fulfilling their responsibilities according to Alberta employment laws as the course covers the rights and obligations of employers and employees in both unionized and non-unionized environments.
The Alberta Employment Law course is delivered through our LIVE Online format, allowing students to participate in classes from anywhere in the world with a stable internet connection. Students can easily fit their studies into even the busiest schedule as this course is a part-time offering.
None. However, this course is best suited for paralegals, legal assistants, human resources professionals and in-house legal staff.
Upon successful completion of Alberta Employment Law course, students will have increased knowledge in:
1. Sources of Employment Law
2. Understanding Common Law Principles
3. Unionized Workplaces
4. Canada Labour Code
5. The Employment Contract
6. Employment Standards Code of Alberta
7. Human Rights in the Workplace
8. Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
9. Workers’ Compensation Board, Alberta
10. Resignation and Retirement
11. Dismissal with Just Cause
12. Dismissal without Just Cause and Wrongful Dismissal
Inspiring purpose and enabling success, Sharon Seidler is an experienced dispute resolution practitioner, creative serial entrepreneur, thoughtful human resources professional, engaging course developer, instructor, and motivating professional coach. She has experience in multiple industries, having worked in community, public, private, union and non-unionized organizations over the past 32 years. During this time, she has gained proficiencies in international and virtual workforce development, cultural revitalization, collaborative trusts, innovative change, employee engagement, labour relations, organizational effectiveness, learning development and instruction.
Sharon holds certificates in Human Resource Management from the University of Alberta, Professional and Adult Learning Instruction from the Northern Institute of Technology and Conflict Resolution and LEAN Six-Sigma Yellow-Belt from Kansas State University. She is also a licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent (producer) in Alberta and Arizona. She is currently an active member of the Kansas State Supreme Court Advisory Council, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds a leadership role on the Education, Research and Training Committee with the Association for Conflict Resolution.
As an experiential learning instructor, Sharon unites her work and personal experience with research, theory and application to generate an experiential learning setting geared toward student and apprentice growth. In her personal life, Sharon is a wife, friend, step-mom and grandma, sister and daughter. She enjoys active social time with her friends, family and colleagues.
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The registration fee for this course is $995.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.