Proposed changes to Alberta’s employment standards and labour relations rules supports economic recovery and restores balance in the workplace.
Source: Alberta Government
Date: July 7, 2020
Below are just select points we have highlighted from a couple sections, to see all the points and sections, please see the release on The Government of Alberta’s website.
Restoring balance and economic stability
- Increasing employee choice by ensuring union members are not forced to fund political activities and causes without explicit opt-in approval.
- Increasing transparency and democracy in the workplace by making sure employees know how unions are spending their money.
Keeping businesses open and Albertans employed
- Updating rules for temporary layoff notices to help employees stay attached to their jobs longer.
- Adding flexibility to rules for hours of work averaging arrangements to make it easier for employers to set up arrangements, create schedules, and calculate overtime.
- Helping youth find work, and reducing red tape and administrative burdens by expanding the types of jobs 13- and 14-year-olds are allowed to do without first needing a permit.
Click here to read the full release: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=72765A708604D-00A5-245D-F931FD2DB9DB40B7