Services and information
Alberta employment standards rules
Laws for minimum wage, overtime, holidays, job-protected leaves, vacations, hours of work, earnings, youth workers and termination.
Contact Employment Standards
Ask a question about Employment Standards or sign up for Employment Standards updates.
Employment standards complaints, tips and appeals
File a complaint or make an anonymous tip if your employer doesn’t meet the minimum employment standards.
Employment standards education and resources
Self-assessment tool, instructional videos, publications and other resources.
Employment standards enforcement
Alberta’s employment standards laws are enforced through audits, inspections, penalties, prosecutions and judgment collection.
Employment standards legislation changes
On January 1, 2018, modernized workplace laws to protect workers.
Employment standards permits and variances
Apply for variances to basic employment standards rules, or for a permit to employ a person under 18 for certain types of work.