Working and Volunteering

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CPLEA Suggested Resources

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LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been  published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years.  Its articles  and columns are written in plain language and take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians. In each issue, LawNow’s employment law column takes a look at a specific topic in this area of law and explains it clearly and concisely.

Related legal topic(s): Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information about employment law in Alberta and are divided into 12 sections: General; The difference between employees and independent contractors; Contract of Employment; Employment Standards; Pay; Overtime; Hours of Work; General Holidays & General Holiday Pay; ; Vacations & Vacation Pay; Maternity & Parental Leave; Termination & Temporary Layoff; and Enforcement of Labour Standards.

Related legal topic(s): Loss of employment, Workers' compensation, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

Rights at Work is a collection of resources developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and funded by the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund. The resources make use of real‐life scenarios to demonstrate Alberta legislation that protects workers.Resources include tipsheet, videos, quizzes and articles.

Related legal topic(s): Harassment, Human rights, Loss of employment, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Workers' Health Centre (AWHC) is a small team of workers' advocates based in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). They help Albertans understand and access the rights and benefits they are entitled to as workers under a variety of employment-related legislations such as Employment Standards, Employment Insurance, Workers' Compensation Board and Occupational Health and Safety. The organization helps Albertans understand and access what they are entitled to as workers. They assist workers with filling out forms, attending meetings/hearings, and talking with employers and government agencies in order to help them access their employment related benefits and rights.

Related legal topic(s): Advocacy, Workers' compensation, Workers' health and safety, Workers' rights and employment standards

Alberta Works helps unemployed people find and keep jobs, employers meet their need for skilled workers,  Albertans with low incomes cover their basic costs of living. They offer services in different ways through: Employment Services, Employment and Career Resources,Training Supports, Alberta Job & Career Fairs.,  Workforce Partnerships, Income Support, and Health Benefits. See also: Information on the Alberta Supports Contact Centres.

Related legal topic(s): Disabilities, Health issues

Canada/Federal

If you have lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for Employment Insurance (EI.)  This tipsheet produced by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) provides general information on EI benefits and eligibility.

Related legal topic(s): Loss of employment