ACA Submits Recommendations on Employment Standards

On Monday, April 10, ACA sent in recommendations on employment standards which responds to the concerns expressed by the government and the review committee.

Family-Friendly Standards: ACA recommends that the Employment Standards Code continue to incorporate specific recognition of terms reflective of the unique needs of the construction industry.

Job-Protected Leaves: ACA believes current leave provisions are generally sufficient for construction industry.

Youth Employment: Amending Alberta’s requirements to comply with Canada’s recent adoption of the International Labour Organization Convention 138, or Minimum Age Convention makes sense.

Administration and Enforcement: Retain and expand the construction industry regulations in the Code.

Overtime, Compressed Work Weeks, Rest Periods, Calculation of Pay: ACA does not support proposed changes to overtime, compressed work weeks, rest periods, and calculation of pay – more flexibility required for construction industry.

You can read the letter in full here.