The rules for general holiday pay and overtime changed on September 1, 2019. Note that the resources on this page do not include information on the new rules.

Basic information

  • Watch an interactive video to learn more about a specific employment standards topic.
  • eLearning videos are free and can be accessed anytime from the comfort of your home or office.

eLearning topics

Farm and ranch - employment standards rules

This interactive video provides a general overview of the upcoming changes to employment standards for farming and ranching operations that become effective January 1, 2018.

It will cover topics such as:

  • rules that apply to non-family, waged employees
  • who qualifies for farm and ranch exemptions
  • who’s considered a family member
  • rules specific to youth on farms and ranches

Watch the farm and ranch interactive video

General holidays and general holiday pay

This eLearning video provides a general overview of the upcoming changes to employment standards rules around general holidays (often called ‘statutory holidays’) that become effective January 1, 2018.

It will cover topics such as:

  • the 9 general (statutory holidays) and basic employment standards rules about them
  • employee  eligibility
  • how employees should be paid

Watch the general holidays and general holiday pay interactive video

Vacations and vacation pay

This interactive video provides a general overview of the upcoming changes to employment standards rules around vacations and vacation pay that become effective January 1, 2018.

It will cover topics such as:

  • when employees are entitled to vacation time and pay
  • anniversary dates for the purposes of vacation accrual
  • how to calculate vacation pay
  • how to pay out vacation pay
  • the rules for vacation pay owed at termination

Watch the vacations and vacation pay interactive video

Hours of work, overtime and rest

This interactive video provides a general overview of the upcoming changes to employment standards rules around hours of work, overtime and rest that become effective January 1, 2018.

It will cover topics such as:

  • the maximum length for a work day
  • what rest periods are required on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
  • when  travel, meeting and training time is considered work
  • how to calculate overtime when paid or banked
  • requirements for different types of overtime agreements
  • what to do with overtime owed at termination

Watch the hours of work, overtime and rest interactive video

Other topics

If you don’t see a video on the topic you want to know more about, contact Employment Standards and let us know. Your feedback is important in selecting new topics for the future.