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Effect of changes to Alberta’s labour laws ‘should not be underestimated,’ expert says

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 9:12 AM | By Ian Burns

A major overhaul to Alberta’s labour laws is being called a “sea change,” but legal observers say the legislation still has flaws that could lead to problems in the future.

Bill 30, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans, passed third reading in the Alberta Legislature Dec. 12. The bill marks a major overhaul of the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and its workers’ compensation rules. Provincial Minister of Labour Christina Grey said the Act will “better protect hard-working Albertans and...