This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Topics include: Employees Rights; Hours Of Work; Overtime; Deductions; Holiday And Vacation Pay; Sickness; Maternity; Payment Of Wages; Unsafe Workplaces; Under 18; Termination, Transfer, And Demotion; Employment Insurance; Training Allowances And Wage Subsidies; Discrimination; Worker’s Compensation; Employment Standards. This resource is also available for download as a PDF.
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This information sheet is produced by the Government of Alberta and offers basic information about some of the laws in the Alberta Employment Standards Code. Includes information about wages, days off, overtime and statutory holidays in an easy-to-read format. (PDF - 4 pages)
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.
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.
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)
The Government of Alberta has many programs to help lower-income Albertans. This online directory can help you find out what's available. Programs are listed in eight groups: Seniors, Employment and Training, Persons with Disabilities, Lower income, Children and Youth, Abuse and Bullying, Homelessness, and Making Life Decisions. For each program there is a link to learn more.
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.
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).
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.