COVID-19 is forcing rapid action and changes in the legal and employment landscape in Alberta and we are receiving a large number of questions related to employment matters from our clients. This document is intended to provide high-level information regarding the changes to Federal and Provincial laws pertaining to protected leave and employment insurance (EI) and the very recent changes to the legislation. Note that we do not yet have the final legislation on many of these changes and that the below is based on announcements from government, which are occurring every few hours. This document only pertains to employees in Alberta. Please reach out to us if you have questions on employees in other provinces or federally regulated industries. MORE.