ALIGN ALL BILL 17 UPDATES & DOCUMENTS (NEW – Ensuring Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave April 2021)

APRIL 2021

Alberta Bill 71 Now in Effect Ensuring Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave
All working Albertans are eligible for paid, job-protected leave to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Employment Standards Code has been amended to allow all working Albertans to access paid, job-protected leave to get the COVID-19 vaccine. All PT & FT working Albertans can access up to 3 hours of paid leave to get each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of penalty, loss of pay or reprisal.
Job-protected leaves under Bill 71, Employment Standards (COVID-19 Vaccination Leave) Amendment Act, 2021  took effect April 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

Excerpt: Bill 17 – The Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act
We have been working along with Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) and Alberta Home Visitation Network Association (AHVNA) and the Ministries of Community and Social Services, Children’s Services and Labour to explore regulatory options to changes in overtime requirements in Bill 17. During that time, numerous options were explored and some moments of frustration occurred as well as conflicting information and false starts. We have advocated for the flexibility required to manage the issue. Through meeting with the three Deputy Ministers we have arrived at a confirmation that the existing Caregiver Exemption should be interpreted broadly and applied to most direct service roles across Child Intervention, Home Visitation, PDD and FSCD. As a result of our negotiations and the legislative requirements, and nature of staffing for 24/7 operations, there has been significant added costs for statutory pay and overtime. Many agencies have had to stop offering… Read Full Letter 

Bill 17/30 – Letter from ALIGN Association to The Honorable Rachel Notley Re: Bill 17 and Bill 30 2018

Bill 17 – ALIGN Letter to Premier Re Bill 17 February 2018

Bill 17 Fair and Family Workplace Act ALIGN Letter to Premier Re Bill 17 February 12 2018

Bill 17 Fair and Family Workplace Act ALIGN E.D. Correspondence to Members Regarding Bill 17 Feb 26 2018

Bill 17 Fair and Family Workplace Act Letter from ALIGN E.D. Regarding Bill 17 Update March 5, 2018

Bill 17 – Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act Letter from ALIGN April 2018

Bill 17 – ALIGN Impacts of Bill 17 Jan 2018 – revised-1 known and anticipated impacts for Child and Family Service agencies Jan 2018

Alberta Government News Release: New rules mean safer workplaces May 28, 2018

Bill 17 – Neuman Thompson Preliminary-Review-of-Bill-17

Bill 17- ALIGN Presentation Changes to Alberta’s Employment Standards Code Fall 2017

AM I A CAREGIVER ? is now available on Alberta Labour Standards Website: Caregivers – Employment Standards Exceptions

First Reference: Human Resources Advisor Special Report | Updated January 2018 Understanding Alberta’s updated employment and labour law By Yosie Saint-Cyr LL.B., Managing Editor, The Human Resources Advisor™

Alberta’s new Employment Standards Code came into effect Jan. 1, 2018. Products and services are available to help employers and employees learn the new rules:

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