Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A List of Some Proposed Changes to Alberta's Workplace Rules

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A List of Some Proposed Changes to Alberta's Workplace Rules

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Alberta bill overhauls workplace rules

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EDMONTON - Alberta's NDP government on Wednesday tabled the first major overhaul of the province's workplace rules in almost 30 years. Here are some of the proposed changes in the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act:

-- Guaranteed job protection for people taking unpaid leave for illness, injury, personal and family responsibility, bereavement, domestic violence or disappearance of a child. An individual must have worked for an employer for 90 days to qualify.

-- Job protection for maternity leave extended to 16 weeks from 15 weeks. Parental leave extended to 52 weeks from 37 weeks.

-- Minimum 30-minute break (paid or unpaid) for every five hours of consecutive employment.

-- Employers would no longer be able to apply to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage. …

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