Learn the New Rules on Alberta Employment Standards

More details on impending changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards are available since ACA first alerted members in June 2017. Please note that, despite a review for accuracy by Alberta Labour prior to publication, ACA’s June 2017 article contained an error. While it stated correctly that special regulations for the industry were not changing, an error was missed in the examples provided that incorrectly included banked overtime as one of the standards for which construction had special rules. In fact, the construction sector does not have special rules for overtime banking and so the changes made through the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act to banked overtime will apply to the construction industry.

Details can be found at the following link:

https://www.alberta.ca/employment-standards.aspx

Alberta’s new Employment Standards Code comes into effect Jan 1, 2018 with the exception of youth employment changes which will come into effect May 1, 2018. Products and services will roll out this fall to help employers and employees learn the new rules:

  • new website and printable fact sheets Nov – Dec
  • instructional videos –Dec
  • live webinars – available now
  • revised toolkit for employers – mid-Dec
  • revised guides, including hospitality and retail specific editions – mid-Dec
  • updated online self-assessment compliance tool for employers – Jan

Webinars (both live and pre-recorded) are available however if organizations are interested in an Information session they may submit a request for consideration by email to newesinfo@gov.ab.ca