Making Sense of Alberta’s Labour Standards and Labour laws

Alberta’s labour standards are managed by three agencies. These are the Ministry of Labour (MOL), the Labour Relations Board (LRB), and the Employment Standards Branch (ESB). They protect employers and workers rights by regulating Alberta’s workplaces. They also work to keep labour relations reasonable.

If you need help learning the ins and outs of these agencies and how they impact your business, call Employer Line. Our advisors are here to help you stay compliant and protect your business.

Labour Relations in Alberta

When it comes to labour relations in Alberta, employers should follow HR best practices. They should also know the Labour Relations Code. This, along with the ESB, set the provincial requirements you must meet.

These include:

  • Minimum wage.
  • Overtime.
  • Holidays and holiday pay.
  • Job-protected leaves.
  • Vacations.
  • Hours of work.
  • Youth workers.
  • Terminations.

Knowing your duties is the first step to full compliance. Ensuring the above is covered in your contracts and documents also protects your business. Doing so is key to keeping healthy labour relations with your staff.

If you need help managing labour relations, meeting standards, or just have a question about Alberta’s labour laws, call Employer Line’s advisors today.

The Costs of Non-Compliance

To ensure fair labour relations, the LRB and ESB enforce Alberta’s labour standards. They have several tools to do so. These include audits, inspections, and fines. In the worst cases, non-compliant employers could be prosecuted. Any of these are harmful to a growing business.

Meaning it is crucial you stay compliant, keep healthy labour relations, and have HR policies in place to protect your business.

Enjoy unlimited advice on Alberta’s labour standards

Employers must meet minimum labour standards and keep healthy labour relations with their workers. This could be as simple as having clear contracts and the right HR policies in place. But knowing where to start isn’t simple.

This is where Employer Line can help. We’ll ensure you are applying HR best practices, give advice for any employment issue, and help your business succeed.

Call our complimentary advice line to speak with our HR experts –  1 (888) 219-8767.