LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years. Its articles and columns are written in plain language and take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians. In each issue, LawNow’s employment law column takes a look at a specific topic in this area of law and explains it clearly and concisely.
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These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information about employment law in Alberta and are divided into 12 sections: General; The difference between employees and independent contractors; Contract of Employment; Employment Standards; Pay; Overtime; Hours of Work; General Holidays & General Holiday Pay; ; Vacations & Vacation Pay; Maternity & Parental Leave; Termination & Temporary Layoff; and Enforcement of Labour Standards.
Rights at Work is a collection of resources developed by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta and funded by the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund. The resources make use of real‐life scenarios to demonstrate Alberta legislation that protects workers.Resources include tipsheet, videos, quizzes and articles.
The Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA) is a non-profit association whose mandate is to help Alberta municipalities manage health and safety for their staff. They offer training to municipal employers, managers, supervisors, workers and councillors on a wide variety of workplace health and safety topics.
The Centre is a registered charitable organization established in 1983. The Centre believes that every worker is entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. They support all workers, both unionized and non-unionized, who need assistance to make their workplaces healthier and safer, or who request help as a result of workplace injuries or illnesses. The Centre's website hosts learning materials on dramatic presentations to school audiences about employment and workplace health and safety law as well as links to publications on workplace rights.
The Centre provides worker-focused resources about:
- Health hazards on the job
- Legislation and legal rights for a healthy and safe workplace
- Research on health and safety issues and trends affecting workers
They also offer courses that are designed to give workers a better understanding of their Health and Safety rights and responsibilities, and provides tools for making the workplace safer.
Generally, employment refers to work in non-unionized work settings. Employment standards are the minimum standards established by law that define and guarantee rights in the workplace. Each province and territory has its own legislation.This research guide is provided by Alberta Law Libraries.
Related topics include:
- wrongful dismissal
- human rights in the workplace
- workplace health and safety
- worker’s compensation
- unemployment insurance
New Alberta Workers is a not-for-profit program started in 2013. its aim is to provide workplace health and safety information for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New to Alberta Workers
This division of the Alberta government promotes health and safety through partnerships, education and enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The website includes sections for publications, statistics and reports, legislation, prosecutions, small business, young workers and working alone.
The Office of the Appeals Advisor (OAA) was established to advance the interests of injured workers and their dependants. Appeals advisors are all certified in Tribunal Administrative Justice, are specialists in interpreting and applying the Workers' Compensation Act and WCB policies. They will walk you through the appeals process and act as your representative throughout. The OAA acts independently of WCB when representing workers and, whenever possible, they try to work directly with WCB's customer service areas to resolve issues so that a formal appeals hearing is not necessary. There is no charge to you for this service.