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Proposed changes to Alberta’s employment standards and labour relations rules

Proposed changes to Alberta’s employment standards and labour relations rules

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