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Have Your Say: One Week Left to Provide Input on Alberta’s Employment Standards Laws

Alberta’s UCP government is again considering changes to the province’s employment standards and Albertans have one more week to give their feedback. Feedback is being requested in the form of a survey that is intended to capture the views of organizations/employers and individuals. We encourage you to participate in order to ensure that your interests are represented in the results.

This past summer, Bill 2 – An Act To Make Alberta Open For Business was passed, bringing changes to the rules for general holiday pay, overtime agreements, minimum wage, and various labour relations issues.  For more information you may refer to our previous “In a Flash”, dated July 23, 2019, available here,  Now the Alberta government has again signalled an intention to make further changes to employment standards rules.

The Ministry of Labour and Immigration has invited input from the public and has stated that this feedback will guide potential changes to employment standards rules. To provide your input, you can take the survey at the Alberta government page found here.

The survey is designed to receive input from organizations as well as individuals on the following topics:

  • vacation time
  • general holiday pay
  • youth employment rules
  • hours of work averaging agreements
  • group terminations
  • temporary layoff notices
  • termination pay
  • administrative penalties
  • employee’s statement of earnings
  • variances and exemptions to employment standards rules

If any of these issues are important to you, you can advocate for changes you would like to see implemented by participating in the survey. The survey will be available until November 28, 2019.

We will continue to keep you updated on any further developments.  If you have any questions regarding the impact of any upcoming changes to Alberta’s workplace laws, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.

Expertise: Employment law

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