Employment standards first order of business for new Alberta government

Alterations to overtime, holiday pay, minimum wage put payroll in spotlight
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/31/2019
Calgary
Employers in Calgary (pictured) and across Alberta will soon be operating under refreshed employment standards, following the passage of Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business. i viewfinder (Shutterstock)

August will be no holiday for payroll professionals in Alberta.

Policy review and alterations are in order following the passage of Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business — the first piece of legislation for the newly elected United Conservative Party, led by Premier Jason Kenney.

The bill has passed third reading and only requires royal assent before becoming provincial law.