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.