Bill 32: Restoring Balance in Alberta’s Workplaces Act, 2020 received Royal Assent on July 29, 2020, and is now officially law, resulting in significant changes to the legislation affecting Alberta’s workplaces.Read more
Law Society of Alberta
University of Western Ontario, BA. (Hons.) with Distinction
University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association- Labour and Employment Law Alberta South Section
Kris joined Mathews Dinsdale as an Associate in January 2015. He provides employers with strategic and timely advice in a wide range of workplace law areas, assisting them with understanding the legal rights, risks and obligations of the employment relationship.
Before joining Mathews Dinsdale, Kris practiced at a leading Calgary labour and employment boutique and then with an international, full service firm in its labour and employment department after the two firms merged. Prior to relocating to Alberta in 2009, Kris completed his Articles at a full service firm in Cambridge, Ontario. Kris earned an LL.B. degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario after earning his BA. (Honors) with Distinction in English combined with political science from the same institution.
Kris served as an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association Labour and Employment Law – Alberta South Section from 2012 to 2019, including in the position of Chair. While attending law school, Kris received the Dr. Allison H. Johnson Award for top standing in Jurisprudence.
This article identifies key issues and considerations in answering common questions about recalling employees back to work at this time.Read more
Alberta Announces Temporary Changes to Employment Standards Rules Amid Covid-19 Crisis – Updated April 13/20
The temporary rules, which take effect immediately, are aimed at providing job protection for workers and flexibility for employers.Read more
Administrative bodies in Alberta are providing more information to the public in the context of human rights and workers’ compensation.Read more