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Definition: Resources about legal topics related to the interaction between employers and employees including such topics as minimum wage, holidays, maternity leave and protection from discrimination. Does not include health and safety or unionized workplaces.

Alberta Resources

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
  • privacy
  • workplace health and safety
  • worker’s compensation
  • unemployment insurance
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Employment Standards staff administer and enforce the Employment Standards Code, which establishes minimum standards of employment for employers and employees in the workplace.This site contains information on the minimum standards of employment for employers and employees, including payment of earnings, minimum wage, hours of work and rest periods, overtime and overtime pay, vacations and vacation pay, general holidays and holiday pay, maternity and parental leave and termination of employment. There is also a section for filing a complaint.

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For information about Alberta Employment Standards call the province-wide toll-free line 1-877-427-3731 or in the Edmonton calling area dial 780-427-3731. The web page provides a form to submit a question or concern online.

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In this issue of English Express you will learn about human rights in Alberta with examples and illustrations. English Express uses simple and easy to understand English for anyone to understand their publication.(PDF - 23 pages)

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There are three types of law that deal with harassment.: criminal, civil, and human rights. This booklet produced by Student Legal Services at tje University of Alberta looks at harassment as a form of discrimination. It involves any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates you.

Related keywords: Harassment, Workers' rights and employment standards

This online resource from the Alberta Human Rights Commission explains how the Alberta Human Rights Act applies to the workplace. Sections include information for employers, information for employees, information for trade unions and occupational associations when they are representing employees and FAQs.
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This handbook is produced by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, It is presented in a question and answer format that deals with legal and other employment issues faced by youth in Alberta:  employment standards, discrimination and harassment, work and age, salary, benefits, hours of work and breaks, overtime, safety and working conditions, holiday, and being fired.  Includes a resource section and learning exercises.  (updated minimum wage figures in 2014).

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This online resource is provided by Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. These FAQs provide information regarding who is eligible for maternity and parental leave, the duration of both leaves, income during these leaves, what is required of you to give to your employer, what is required of the employer, as well as what can expected when you return to work or if you are unable to take maternity/parental leave.

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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

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In this interpretive bulletin from the Alberta Human Rights Commission you will find: Common questions about medical information as a human rights issue in the workplace (including reasonable accommodation); a Sample Medical Absence Form; a Sample Medical Ability to Work Form; Case law related to human rights and medical information in the workplace; and Legal principles from the case law. Note: It does not deal with privacy issues. 

Related keywords: General health law and policy, Human rights, Workers' rights and employment standards

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