Employment Standards staff administer and enforce the Employment Standards Code, which establishes minimum standards of employment for employers and employees in the workplace.This site contains information on the minimum standards of employment for employers and employees, including payment of earnings, minimum wage, hours of work and rest periods, overtime and overtime pay, vacations and vacation pay, general holidays and holiday pay, maternity and parental leave and termination of employment. There is also a section for filing a complaint.
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For information about Alberta Employment Standards call the province-wide toll-free line 1-877-427-3731 or in the Edmonton calling area dial 780-427-3731. The web page provides a form to submit a question or concern online.
In this issue of English Express you will learn about human rights in Alberta with examples and illustrations. English Express uses simple and easy to understand English for anyone to understand their publication.(PDF - 23 pages)
There are three types of law that deal with harassment.: criminal, civil, and human rights. This booklet produced by Student Legal Services at tje University of Alberta looks at harassment as a form of discrimination. It involves any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates you.
This webpage from the Alberta Human Rights Commission's website explains the rights and responsibilities of the Alberta Human Rights Act in the workplace.
Information includes how the Alberta Human Rights Act applies to the workplace, right and responsibilities of employees and employers, rights and responsibilities for trade unions and occupational associations, FAQs and resources related to the topic.
This handbook is produced by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, It is presented in a question and answer format that deals with legal and other employment issues faced by youth in Alberta: employment standards, discrimination and harassment, work and age, salary, benefits, hours of work and breaks, overtime, safety and working conditions, holiday, and being fired. Includes a resource section and learning exercises. (updated minimum wage figures in 2014).
This online resource is provided by Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information regarding who is eligible for maternity and parental leave, the duration of both leaves, income during these leaves, what is required of you to give to your employer, what is required of the employer, as well as what can expected when you return to work or if you are unable to take maternity/parental leave.
New Alberta Workers is a not-for-profit program started in 2013. its aim is to provide workplace health and safety information for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New to Alberta Workers
In this interpretive bulletin from the Alberta Human Rights Commission you will find: Common questions about medical information as a human rights issue in the workplace (including reasonable accommodation); a Sample Medical Absence Form; a Sample Medical Ability to Work Form; Case law related to human rights and medical information in the workplace; and Legal principles from the case law. Note: It does not deal with privacy issues.
The Office of the Appeals Advisor (OAA) was established to advance the interests of injured workers and their dependants. Appeals advisors are all certified in Tribunal Administrative Justice, are specialists in interpreting and applying the Workers' Compensation Act and WCB policies. They will walk you through the appeals process and act as your representative throughout. The OAA acts independently of WCB when representing workers and, whenever possible, they try to work directly with WCB's customer service areas to resolve issues so that a formal appeals hearing is not necessary. There is no charge to you for this service.