Province Stepping Up Employment Standards Enforcement
The Alberta government is increasing its efforts to improve fairness in the workplace through a combination of increased education tools and enforcement regarding employment standards. These efforts include the launch of a web page listing employers who have not paid employees properly, plus a new series of short videos outlining employment standards.
Albertans can also now sign up online for free local workshops that provide detailed information on applying the Employment Standards Code and Regulation.
Most employment standards claims involve unpaid earnings. Government collects about 80% of these claims, but some end up as unsatisfied provincial court judgments.
The new web page includes the names of approximately 1,700 employers with a combined 3,500 unsatisfied claims for earnings totaling over $14 million.