Employment Standard Changes Summer-y

The morning air is a cool, leaves are starting to collect on the ground and kids have started back to school. Sure, we’ll all wait at least a couple more weeks until we retire our patio furniture pillows to the basement for storage, but it’s hard to deny…summer is over.

That being said – in the HR world, it’s was a very busy summer! While we were all off living the lake life a significant update to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code was passed on July 18th, 2019! Intended to support Alberta employers in managing workforce costs and “make Alberta open for business”, Bill 2’s changes impact:

  • Student & Youth Minimum Wage Regulations
  • General Holiday Pay Entitlement
  • Employee Overtime Calculations
  • Alberta Labour Relations Code

To address the passing of Bill 2, Salopek & Associates hosted a full house Breakfast Session last week, attended by Calgary HR and business professionals eager to better understand these changes and the impact they will have on their business and employees. With changes already in effect, it is important for organizations to understand the new legislation and implement it properly in order to maximize the benefits and ensure staff aren’t disgruntled as changes are made.

Our Breakfast Session also reviewed HR Trends & Hot Topics for 2019 including important information regarding:

  • Cannabis Updates
  • Managing Dynamics of an Aging Workforce
  • The Next Workforce Generation

If you missed our Breakfast Session but are feeling out of the loop heading into fall, be sure to contact Salopek to schedule a meeting so we can update you with details on the important workplace changes now in effect for Alberta businesses. Together we can develop a plan that will maximize the benefits of these changes for your organization while supporting your people.

We look forward to catching up with you!

About Amanda Charron

Salopek & Associates - Director Business Development and Human Resource Associate - Amanda Salopek. Areas of expertise include: marketing, business development and recruiting. Amanda is a Marketing and Business Development professional with 10 years of experience working internationally and at home in Calgary. She has developed and executed marketing and business development strategies for companies ranging in size from entrepreneurial startups to globally recognized brands. Amanda is also a Chartered Professional in Human Resources who holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in addition to a Registered Professional Recruiter Designation. Amanda is an experienced Recruiter and has worked previously within various industries to support full cycle recruiting. Amanda’s expertise also includes successful LMO process execution and assisting managers with employee relations, exit interviews, policies & procedures and employment standards inquires. Amanda has also established the Calgary Business and Human Resources Meetup, a networking group that brings business and HR professionals together to connect, learn and grow their professional networks.

Looking for Support with New Employment Standards Changes in Alberta Bill 2? Contact Us.

Alberta is open for business! The Alberta Employment Standards have recently changed this summer. Is your organization aware of the new legislation changes that occurred from Bill 2? Salopek & Associates give a recap of the new changes that are occurring with Bill 2 and how they will effect your organization!
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