Information and resources for registered charities and not-for-profits about employment and work law
In Alberta, employment standards are minimum standards of employment for employers (for profit and non-profit) and employees in the workplace. Alberta’s employment standards are contained in the Employment Standards Code and the Employment Standards Regulations. Nearly all employers and their employees in Alberta are subject to the Employment Standards Code and Regulations. Standards under the Code apply to employers who employ part-time, full-time, casual, temporary, student, pieceworker, commissioned sales and salaried employees.
Exceptions for specific industries – https://www.alberta.ca/exceptions-for-specific-industries.aspx
To contact Employment Standards with a question see: http://work.alberta.ca/employment-standards/3024.html
Employment standards complaints, tips and appeals – To file a complaint or make an anonymous tip if your employer doesn’t meet the minimum employment standards click here.
Occupational Health and Safety Act
Rules for health, safety and wellness in Alberta’s workplaces fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code.
Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA)
Links to information and resources on employment and work law in Alberta are available here:
Canadian Legal FAQs – Alberta – Employment Law –http://www.law-faqs.org/alberta-faqs/labour-law/employment-law/
Your Rights at Work – http://www.cplea.ca/rightsatwork/
All Employment and Work Law publications available from CPLEA are available here: https://www.cplea.ca/publications/employment-and-work/
LawNow – Employment Law Column
- Reading Between the Lines: Implied terms in individual employment contracts. Peter Bowal. LawNow, Nov/Dec 2019.
In Canada, every non-unionized employee has a contractual relationship with their employer. What does that contract look like? In this article you will learn about employment contract terms implied-in-fact and implied-in-law.
- Cannabis and Employment. Peter Bowal. LawNow, July/August 2019.
While medical scientists are busy deciding the human health impacts of regular recreational cannabis use, and governments are still working out how cannabis will be cultivated, sold and taxed, and law enforcement officials consider how cannabis use will affect driving and how road safety will be maintained, it now falls to every employer in Canada to reckon with how the decriminalization of recreational cannabis will impact the workplace.
- All Employment Law columns in LawNow – https://www.lawnow.org/category/columns/employment/
- Employee or Self-Employed
Is this guide for you? It is important to decide whether a worker is an employee or a self-employed individual. Employment status directly affects a person’s entitlement to employment insurance (EI) benefits under the Employment Insurance Act. It can also have an impact on how a worker is treated under other legislation such as the Canada Pension Plan and the Income Tax Act. The facts of the working relationship as a whole decide the employment status.
Government of Alberta
- Employee or Contractor: Know the Difference
This publication presents general information about how contractors and employees differ and why the differences matter. It explains how being an employee or a contractor can determine what laws and regulations apply and what types of taxes, premiums and contributions must be paid. It also explains how government organizations decide who is and who is not an employee or a contractor.
- A Guide to Rights and Responsibilities in Alberta Workplaces
This publication is particularly useful if you’re new to the workplace in Alberta.
The Alberta Workers’ Health Centre (AWHC) is a small team of workers’ advocates based in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). They help Albertans understand and access the rights and benefits they are entitled to as workers under a variety of employment-related legislation such as Employment Standards, Employment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Board and Occupational Health and Safety. The organization helps Albertans understand and access what they are entitled to as workers. They assist workers with filling out forms, attending meetings/hearings, and talking with employers and government agencies in order to help them access their employment related benefits and rights.