Alberta Employment Standards Rules
The Alberta Employment Standards Rules provide the minimum standards that employers in Alberta must meet. These standards cover various areas including wages, hours of work, overtime, vacations, general holidays, leaves, termination of employment, and others. The rules outline specific guidelines for different industries and occupations, with details on subjects like general holidays, averaging arrangements, deductions from earnings, job-protected leaves, minimum wage, overtime, payment of earnings, temporary layoffs, termination and termination pay, and youth employment laws.
Alberta Employment rules
Alberta has nine general (statutory) holidays.
Employers may require or permit employees to work modified schedules through an averaging arrangement.
Find out which deductions from employee earnings are allowed and which aren’t.
Special notice is needed when terminating 50 or more employees within 4 weeks.
Most employees are entitled to breaks, a limit on daily hours and weekly days off.
Eligible employees can take job-protected leave for various personal matters.
Alberta employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage.
Most employees (full and part-time) are entitled to overtime pay.
Employers must follow rules for paying employees and providing pay statements.
Employers who want to keep an employment relationship may temporarily lay off an employee.
Proper notice must be given when an employee quits or an employer terminates an employee.
Most employees (full and part-time) are entitled to vacation time and vacation pay.
Employees under 18 years old have specific rules under Alberta’s laws.