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Revamped Alberta labour rules may have big impact on small business

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 9:26 AM | By Ian Burns

Workers and employers in Alberta awoke Jan. 1 to a raft of new employment standards regulations, which observers say were overdue in many ways but include a number of complex new rules to which smaller businesses may have difficulty adapting.

Damian Rigolo, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLPThe Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, also known as Bill 17, was passed by the Alberta Legislature in June 2017 and came into effect in the new year. The legislation covers a variety of areas, including employee leave and overtime...