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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
What is Labour Standards?
What are the Labour Standards rules?
What are the rules for foreign workers?
What is the complaint process and how do I file a complaint?
How do I contact Labour Standards?
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
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.