Land surveying - Employment standards exceptions

There’s a special provision to the overtime rule outlined in the Employment Standards Code for employees employed in land surveying.

The legislation on this page comes into effect on January 1, 2018

For information on Employment Standards legislation that is in force until December 31, 2017, go to http://work.alberta.ca/employment-standards.html

Basic rules

  • The overtime rule for land surveying employees is 10 hours per day or 191 hours per month, whichever is greater.
  • Overtime must be paid for hours worked in excess of 10 hours a day or 44 hours a week, in either the first or last month of employment if fewer than 191 hours is worked in those months.

Who’s considered a land surveying employee?

A land surveying employee is a person who conducts land surveying:

Hours of work and pay

The standard overtime rule of hours worked in excess of 8 hours a day or 44 hours a week, whichever is greater, doesn’t apply to land surveying employees.

Exceptions to the minimum standards for regular and overtime hours

Employees must receive overtime:

  • for hours worked in excess of 10 hours a day or 191 hours a month, whichever is greater
  • for hours worked in excess of 10 hours a day or 44 hours a week, in either the first or last month of employment if fewer than 191 hours is worked in those months
  • at a rate of at least 1.5 times the regular rate of pay, or banked time off with pay at a rate of at least 1.5 times, for all overtime hours worked

NOTE: 8 hours a day and 44 hours a week minimum standards for overtime apply if the work takes place within 16 km of an urban municipality.

What additional Employment Standards apply?

In addition to the special provisions outlined above, all other minimum standards for employment apply to employees.  Additional information on these rules can be found at:

How the law applies

Part 3, Division 2 of the Employment Standards Regulation outlines the provisions for field catering, geophysical exploration, land surveying, logging and lumbering, and road maintenance employees.

Disclaimer: In the event of any discrepancy between this information and Alberta Employment Standards legislation, the legislation is considered correct.

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