Employment standards eLearning

Interactive videos offer on-demand information on Alberta employment standards rules and responsibilities.

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

Interactive videos on other topics will be added soon. Check back for more details.

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.

Contact Employment Standards

780‑427‑3731 (Edmonton and surrounding areas)

For toll-free calling, dial 1‑877‑427‑3731

From a cell phone, call #310 on Telus and Bell or *310 on Rogers.

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TTY/TDD for the deaf or hard of hearing

780‑427‑9999 (Edmonton and surrounding areas)

For toll-free calling, dial 1‑800‑232‑7215