Alberta Construction Association Clarification of Changes to the Alberta Employment Standards

With changes to the Alberta Employment Standards taking place 2018-01-01, the Alberta Construction Association is trying to help members (the PGAA is an associate member of ACA) to navigate the rapidly implemented changes. Be informed.

More details on impending changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards are available since ACA first alerted members in June 2017. Please note that, despite a review for accuracy by Alberta Labour prior to publication, ACA’s June 2017 article contained an error. While it stated correctly that special regulations for the industry were not changing, an error was missed in the examples provided that incorrectly included banked overtime as one of the standards for which construction had special rules. In fact, the construction sector does not have special rules for overtime banking and so the changes made through the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act to banked overtime will apply to the construction industry.

Details can be found at the following link:

Alberta’s new Employment Standards Code comes into effect Jan 1, 2018 with the exception of youth employment changes which will come into effect May 1, 2018. Products and services will roll out this fall to help employers and employees learn the new rules:

Webinars (both live and pre-recorded) are available however, if organizations are interested in an Information session they may submit a request for consideration by email to

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