Albert Nolette
Albert Nolette
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Albert Nolette is a bilingual (French and English) lawyer practicing in the areas of labour and employment law, human rights and litigation. He assists employers in Alberta by defending wrongful dismissal claims, unfair labour practice complaints, grievances, human rights complaints and other claims commenced by employees or unions. He also helps businesses and organizations mitigate risks by preparing appropriate contracts and by developing suitable workplace policies and procedures.

Albert has represented clients before labour arbitrators, the Alberta Labour Relations Board, Alberta Employment Standards, the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Court of Appeal of Alberta.

Albert’s practice includes:

  • Employment law
  • Duty to accommodate
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Human rights and discrimination
  • Labour disputes
  • Language rights
  • Workplace policies
  • Wrongful dismissal

Value to Clients

Clients appreciate Albert’s experience and his ability to explain complex procedures in simple terms. Whether he is advising clients on proactive workplace policies or defending against a claim, he is committed to providing timely, practical solutions. 

Albert is also able to represent clients in the official language of their choice.

“There are over 240,000 French speaking people in Alberta.  I advise clients of their language rights, including where they have the right to proceed in the official language of their choice. I can also present cases in both French and English.”

Outside the Office

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Albert was a junior high teacher. Today, Albert is a proud father, who enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid curler with a love for hockey and many other sports.

Peterson v. The Canadian Brewhouse and another, 2019 , BCHRT 259
Elkow v Sana, 2018 ABQB 1001
University of Alberta v Academic Staff Association of the University of Alberta, 2018 CanLII 5414 (AB GAA)
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local Lodge No. 1722 v. Aurora Peat Products ULC, 2016 AB LRB 69700, Alberta Labour Relations Board
Yellowhead Emergency Shelter for Women Society v. Unifor, Local 85, 2016 AB GAA 14463, Alberta Grievance Arbitration Awards
Southern Francophone Education Region No. 4 v. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 2015 AB GAA 91708, Alberta Grievance Arbitration Awards
Buffalo Trail Public Schools Regional Division No. 29 v Alberta Teachers Association, 2014 ABCA 407, Alberta Court of Appeal
November 2021
Case Law Update: Are Mandatory Vaccination Policies Allowed in the Workplace?
Workwise Newsletter
Various questions arise from the competing interests of employees and employers when dealing with mandatory vaccination policies. While there were labour arbitration decisions relating to influenza and other vaccines, until very recently, there were no...
February 24 + March 10
2020 - A Year in Review Webinar Series
Did you miss the Field Law Labour + Employment Group's annual Year in Review? The recordings are now available! Is employer-friendly OHS legislation coming to a worksite near you? What are the impacts of COVID-19 on employment legislation a...
August 2020 - 1 min read
UPDATE: CERB Extension and Changes to Employment Insurance
The Federal government has announced a four- week extension to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).As explained by the Government of Canada, the CERB is being extended from 24 weeks to 28 weeks for workers who: stopped working due to COVID...
June 2020 - 2 min read
Bill 24: A Further Extension of the Temporary Layoff Period to 180 Days
As we reported in April, the Government of Alberta previously announced an extension of the temporary layoff period in Alberta’s Employment Standards Code (the “Code”) from 60 days to 120 days.Recently, the Government of Alberta intro...
April 2020
Eight Things to Know About the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “Subsidy”) is a measure announced by the Government of Canada providing a 75-per-cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.  Field law has previousl...
March 25, 2020
Additional Financial Support for Alberta Employers
On March 23, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced new measures for private sector employers to help them cope with the financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis. They include: an Education property tax freeze an Education property tax deferra...
February 2020
Duty to Accommodate:  Understanding Employee Needs
Workwise Newsletter
One of the first decisions issued by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal in 2020 offers an important reminder in regards to an employer’s duty to accommodate. The decision of Salazar v J.S.L. Investments Corporation (“Salazar”), em...
Winter 2020
2019 - A Year in Review Seminar Series
Join the Field Law Labour + Employment Group for our annual seminars featuring legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups.Part 1 has been approved for 1.75 CPD hours and Part 2 has been approved for 2.25 CPD hou...
June 2019
Recent Developments in Family Status Accommodation: A Three-Headed Monster of Approaches?
Recent cases dealing with the protected human rights ground of “family status” provide employers with some additional guidance (and confusion) regarding the scope of their obligations, as courts, arbitrators and tribunals continue to try to...
Winter 2019
2018 A Year in Review Seminar Series
The Field Law Labour and Employment Group presents the annual Year in Review seminars in Calgary and Edmonton. Join us for legal updates and practical challenges for management and employee groups in the areas of:  Part 1: Human Rights ...
July 2018
HRTO Finds Exemptions in Human Rights Code Unconstitutional
Workwise Newsletter
Recently, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “HRTO”) released a significant decision regarding an employer’s discretion to terminate extended health, dental and life insurance benefits for employees that reach the age of 65, bu...
June 2017
Case Update: Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation
Workwise Newsletter
On June 1, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal of the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Styles v. Alberta Investment Management Corporation.1 This leaves the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision u...
July 2015
When is an Employee’s Disability a Factor in his Dismissal?
On June 30, 2015, the Court of Appeal of Alberta released its decision in Stewart v Elk Valley Coal Corporation, 2015 ABCA 225 (“Stewart”) and clarifying what constitutes discrimination. In Stewart, the employer terminat...
January 2015
Court of Appeal of Alberta Upholds Employers Anton Piller Order
Among the Court of Appeal of Alberta’s first decisions of the New Year, was its decision in Peters & Co Limited v Ward, 2015 ABCA 6 (CanLII), regarding the matter of an Anton Piller Order obtained by an employer, an invest...
November 2014
Terminating Fixed-Term Contracts on Your Terms
The Court of Appeal of Alberta recently upheld a finding of constructive dismissal of an employee, who although paid to the end of his one year fixed-term contract, was not allowed to work during the final month of the contract.In Thompson v Carde...
A Look Back at Book V of the Report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism
What progress has been made in the provision of provincial and municipal services in the federal capital?In R. Clément and P. Foucher, eds., Fifty years of official bilingualism: Challenges, analyses and testimonies (Ottawa: Invenire, 2014) at 8...
December 2013
Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Union’s Right to Freedom of Expression
As noted in our latest Privacy Press update, recently the Supreme Court of Canada in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62, determined that Alberta’s Personal Information...
University of Ottawa, 2012, Juris Doctor Cum Laude
University of Alberta, 2008, Bachelor of Education
French (Fluent)