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administers the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces.
To ensure Alberta work sites are fair and equitable, most employers and employees are protected by and must comply with employment standards laws.
Here are minimum standards of employment for Alberta employers and employees in the workplace.
Layoff means the temporary interruption by an employer of the services of an employee for a period exceeding six consecutive work days.
A Quick Guide to Employment Standards
The Employment Standards Code provides employees with information regarding minimum wage standards, protection for young workers, paying wages and more.
Quebec LABOUR STANDARDS. The minimum conditions of employment of all Québec employees are set by the Act respecting labour standards.
Your Rights and Responsibilities
Would you like to know more about:
• Rules of Payment and Payroll records
• Minimum Wage/Overtime and Minimum Reporting
• Notice of Dismissal, Layoff or Termination
• Paid Public Holidays and Vacation/Vacation Pay
• Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave
• Other Employment Standard Leaves which include;
Critical Illness Leave and
Death or Disappearance Leave (effective Sept. 1st, 2014)
• Employment of Children, Unfair Employer Action and
Equal Pay for Equal Work
• Foreign Workers (effective Sept. 1st, 2014)
• Administrative Penalties (effective Sept. 1st, 2014)
Please note that throughout this guide where
applicable any references to the masculine shall
include the feminine and any refer
The Employment Standards Act establishes employee entitlements with respect to payment of wages, vacation pay, statutory holidays, notice of termination, minimum wage rates, overtime pay, as well as maternity and parental leave protection.
Phone: 902-368-5550 or 1-800-333-4362
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Labour Standards Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour has a mandate to ensure the province has highly educated graduates and skilled workers for a fast-growing economy. This includes creating a climate which is conducive to economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity. This will be achieved through a spectrum of programs, services, and supports.
Canadian Labour Law and Employment Law
Know Your Employee Rights
Employment standards help protect the rights of workers, foster cooperative relationships between employers and workers.
Equal opportunity for all of Canada's diverse population is essential to creating a motivated and innovative workforce in a 21st century economy.
prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, age and a number of other grounds. It came into force back in 1985. Since then it has been updated regularly.
The Employment Equity Act (EEA) falls under the Department of Justice Canada.
These laws are meant to protect the rights of four “designated groups” in particular: women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, and visible minorities.
Men, especially white men have no rights in Canada anymore.
The Canadian Human Rights Act functions in conjunction with the Employment Equity Act.
The major difference between the two is that the CHRA prohibits discrimination in general, whereas the EEA requires employers to use measures that improve employment opportunities for the four designated groups.
That means help wanted ads often say something like, "applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, and visible minorities are encouraged." That is also code for "white men need not apply."