Employment Standards Code changes effective January 1, 2018

Published Monday, January 1, 2018

Changes to General holiday and general holiday pay:

  • The requirement to have worked for 30 days in the 12 months before the holiday will be removed. The distinction between regular and non-regular days of work will be eliminated.
  • General Holiday pay will be calculated as 5% of wages, general holiday pay, and vacation pay earned in the 4 weeks immediately preceding the holiday.

New standards for general holidays

For other additional changes to within the Employment Standards Code effective January 1, 2018 please view:

https://www.alberta.ca/employment-standards-changes.aspx