Table of contents

The publications below have not yet been updated to reflect new employment standards rules that have taken effect in 2020, except for the fact sheets for family caregivers. As a result some of this content is out of date. Read about current employment standards rules.

Basic information

  • Employment Standards has publications available for download.
  • All publications are free of charge.


Posters provide a quick reference for Employment Standards rules. There are 2 posters available:

  • ES general poster - thumbnail
    Rights and responsibilities

    Learn more about the minimum standards for employment in Alberta, including the rules effective September 1, 2019.

    Poster – Rights and responsibilities (PDF, 250 KB)

  • Employment standards leave poster thumbnail
    Unpaid, job-protected leaves

    Learn more about unpaid, job-protected leaves of absence in Alberta, including the rules effective September 1, 2019.

    Poster – Unpaid,job-protected leaves (PDF, 214 KB)

Tool kit for employers


Fact Sheets for Family Caregivers

Learn more about the options available if you work and provide care to family or friends.

Learn more about changes to job-protected leaves for caregivers related to COVID-19.