Alberta Employment Standards Rules

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 general holidays

Alberta has nine general (statutory) holidays.

Averaging arrangements in Alberta

Employers may require or permit employees to work modified schedules through an averaging arrangement.

Deductions from earnings in Alberta

Find out which deductions from employee earnings are allowed and which aren’t.

Exceptions for specific industries in Alberta

Alberta’s Employment Standards Regulation outlines exceptions for employees in specific industries and occupations.

Group terminations in Alberta

Special notice is needed when terminating 50 or more employees within 4 weeks.

Hours of work and rest in Alberta

Most employees are entitled to breaks, a limit on daily hours and weekly days off.

Job-protected leaves in Alberta

Eligible employees can take job-protected leave for various personal matters.

Minimum wage in Alberta

Alberta employers must pay their employees at least the minimum wage.

Overtime hours and overtime pay in Alberta

Most employees (full and part-time) are entitled to overtime pay.

Payment of earnings in Alberta

Employers must follow rules for paying employees and providing pay statements.

Temporary layoffs in Alberta

Employers who want to keep an employment relationship may temporarily lay off an employee.

Termination and termination pay in Alberta

Proper notice must be given when an employee quits or an employer terminates an employee.

Vacations and vacation pay in Alberta

Most employees (full and part-time) are entitled to vacation time and vacation pay.

Youth employment laws in Alberta

Employees under 18 years old have specific rules under Alberta’s laws.

For detailed information, please refer to the Alberta Employment Standards Rules page