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Getz, Collins & Associates - Real Estate,Wills and Estates, Criminal and Family Law

Legal Services in Strathmore & Area
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When the pandemic hit in 2020, many employers shifted to a temporary work-from-home model, but some workers continue to work remotely permanently. This has sparked a debate on how remote working affects productivity, with some raising concerns about time-wasting, and others pointing out that it c...

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Unmentioned vacation time in employment agreements still entitles you to paid time off. In Alberta, Employment Standards Code sets minimum rules for non-unionized employees' vacation. Employers have rights, but minimum standards apply. Unionized workplaces follow collective agreements. For the fa...

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Winning a case or receiving default judgment awards damages to the judgment creditor. If the debtor can't or won't pay, enforcement measures like garnishment or seizure are needed. Garnishment intercepts funds owed to the debtor, directing them to the creditor. Read here to find out: https://getz...

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Employment law stipulates that any notice or payment in lieu owed to an employee at termination isn't meant to reward past service or punish the employer. Instead, it's intended to restore the terminated employee to the position they would have been in had they not been terminated, and to provide...

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a week ago
Micah was a god send today. He fit me in to help with some documents I needed notarized. Words cannot explain how much that meant to me. Christine also deserves credit. She is a fabulous Administrator and she helped calm me down when I called in tears. 100% this law firm is the best. Because of them, I can get my license Strathmore Alberta location
- Chelsea J
a month ago
John Getz & Randi Collins are fantastic lawyers. Excellent communicators and diligent with details. Their associates and staff are top notch and client focused. Highly recommend this firm.
- Carey R
5 months ago
We just purchased a acreage and Micah was our Lawyer at Getz Collins in Strathmore. He was amazing, We were clueless purchasing a rural property and he walked us though the process with ease. He was so patient when we asked a million questions and did not mind when we called back multiple times with even more questions or my husband asking them again and again. We have used other firms in the past and the lawyers took forever to return our calls, but Micah was so nice and would call back right away. His real estate assistant was awesome to deal with as well. Thanks for being a part of the journey for us getting our dream house. We will be back again next time we will have to get our wills done soon. Maeve and Blaine
- Maeve E

About us

Workers are the most essential resource for a business. After all, how does a business function if there aren’t any employees? For example, you’re on your way to work, and you stop in the drive-thru for a coffee. Without employees there to take your order, prepare your order, and hand it to you out the window, then you aren’t getting a coffee that morning. This may seem straightforward, yet apparently, many businesses have yet to realize it since there are constantly reports of wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour law violations. This isn’t right. Our businesses rely on our employees, and yet we seem to discriminate against them and try to exploit them? Thankfully, there are quite a few laws that protect employees; the only issue with that is you need to know how to use them to protect yourself. That’s where Gets Collins and Associates come in. We’ve spent years learning the ins and outs of the law to be able to offer you the support and assistance you need to fight back against underhanded employers.

What is the most basic agreement between employer and employee? The absolute cornerstone of an employment relationship? It is the basic agreement shared between every employee and employer, and that is: the employee will exchange their labor and time for the employer’s interest in exchange for compensation. In nearly every relationship, that compensation means money; there may be agreements between parties to work on a job under-the-table in exchange for credit or merchandise, but this is the exception to the rule. In general, we work in order to earn enough to pay our bills and support ourselves and our families. But one of the ways that employers try to reduce how much their employees are costing them is to underpay them. This may mean having fewer hours on your paycheck than you worked, or it could mean having the right amount of hours, but they are calculated at overtime value despite being overtime hours. There are many ways an employer can try to undercut their employees, and pretty much every single one of them is totally illegal. Getz Collins and Associates are ready to fight back against such unsavory practices to ensure you get compensated for the hours you worked.

Another common issue is wrongful termination. This is the act of wrongfully dismissing or terminating an employee in a way that is a violation of company policy. This can be a lot of different things in practice, however. For example, it could mean that you were fired without enough notice. It could also mean you were fired but never given a reason (or that the reason you were given was unjust). But a wrongful termination doesn’t necessarily mean that the termination itself was at fault. For example, you may be fired for a reason that is perfectly legal, but the way they go about firing you may be wrongful. In that case, one example might be that you were fired, but they failed to provide you with your severance pay. In this situation, you are fighting not against the termination itself but the wrongful way in which that termination was handled. There are a number of other ways that wrongful termination may be committed, and some of these may actually break multiple laws. For example, if your employer fired you because you were trying to get worker’s compensation, then this is an act of revenge, and the termination would be wrongful and illegal because of how worker’s compensation laws work.

Two of the worst things that can go on in a workplace are sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. While sexual harassment is itself covered by several laws, it is also a form of workplace discrimination in practice. But workplace discrimination is a much wider topic. Workplace discrimination laws prohibited discrimination against somebody for their age, ancestry, citizenship, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and the like. Unfortunately, this has not stopped both fellow employees and employers from discriminating against individuals in the workplace before. Getz Collins and Associates are prepared to help you fight back against discrimination.

Keep in mind that while these are each their own issue, they often work in tandem. For example, an employee may report workplace discrimination and then find themselves facing a wrongful termination because the employer doesn’t want the ship to be rocked. This case would be twofold then, as there is the workplace discimination issues and the wrongful termination issue. So while we can easily describe what each of these issues are, they are often much messier in reality. Don’t worry, though, Getz Collins and Associates are well-versed in all things employment law so you can rely on us to look out for your best interests.

Getz Collins and Associates
225A Wheatland Trail Strathmore Alberta T1P1T5
(403) 934-2500

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225A Wheatland Trail
Strathmore, AB T1P 1T5

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Mon:8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
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