Business-Friendly Labor Law Changes Proposed


​On April 16, the United Conservative Party (UCP) won the provincial election in Alberta, Canada, a victory that is likely to result in pro-business labor law reform.

The UCP had ruled for 44 straight years up until 2015, when the New Democratic Party (NDP) took over. The leader of the UCP and premier-designate, Jason Kenney, has promised that an overhaul of the Alberta Employment Standards Code and Labor Relations Code will be among his first actions. If enacted, his reform bill will reverse many employee-friendly changes made during the NDP government.

What to Expect for the Employment Standards Code

Below is a summary of the proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Code, announced as part of the UCP election campaign.

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Credit to Stephen Shore and Shir Fulga for the original post.

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