Employment standards

Rules, regulations and compliance measures for employers and employees in Alberta workplaces.

Services and information

Laws for minimum wage, overtime, holidays, job-protected leaves, vacations, hours of work, earnings, youth workers and termination.

Ask a question about Employment Standards or sign up for Employment Standards updates.

File a complaint or make an anonymous tip if your employer doesn’t meet the minimum employment standards.

Self-assessment tool, instructional videos, publications and other resources.

Alberta’s employment standards laws are enforced through audits, inspections, penalties, prosecutions and judgment collection.

On January 1, 2018, modernized workplace laws to protect workers.

Apply for variances to basic employment standards rules, or for a permit to employ a person under 18 for certain types of work.