Here, you will find information on Alberta’s employment regulations.
They define your minimal rights when working for any company that operates in so-called Alberta.
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$15.00/hour or $13.00/hour for students under 18 (since 2019)
*All hours of work, including training, camp meetings, camp setups and most travel time should be paid at least minimum wage!
Employers can, with written authorization from the employee, reduce the employee’s wages below the minimum wage by a maximum of:
– $4.41 for each day the employer provides the employee with lodging
– $3.35 for each meal consumed by the employee.
Deductions can’t be made for meals not consumed
Your employer cannot deduct from your paycheck any damage done to equipment or mistakes in production.
You must work at least 30 days for the same employer before you are eligible to receive general holiday pay. If you do not work on the holiday but it would normally be a working day, your holiday pay is your average daily wage (calculated over the 4 weeks prior to the holiday). If you do work on the holiday, your holiday pay is your average daily wage plus time and a half of your worked hours. At Alberta’s minimum wage, those hours would be compensated at $22.50 each.
For issues generally outside of work compensations and related to health and safety (illness, injury and the right to refuse unsafe work, harassment, assault and bullying, sanitation and hygiene), visit Alberta OHS:
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