Important information regarding your farm and workplace legislation

November 30, 2015

The Government of Alberta is proposing changes to its workplace legislation through the new Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

This means your farm will be subject to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and these  changes will affect all people working on your farm from full time employees to volunteering neighbours and family.

The Government of Alberta is looking for input on how to best implement the changes to meet the proposed timelines for Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Relations and Employment Standards legislation, as well as on what supports industry might need from government.

Read the media release page with links to Acts, Codes & Regulations
http://alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=38853E7C1F49F-F880-84ED-FB41A569968F17BD

This FAQ sheet outlines why these changes are taking place, when they will go into effect, who will be affected and more:

To read the bill in its entirety:

We encourage canola producers across the province to attend these public meetings and provide input that will be used to inform these legislative changes. Pre-registration is required as space in the town hall meetings is limited.

Have your say:

Take the online survey that the Alberta Government has set up for feedback: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6//s?s=28168

Make sure to pre-register for one of the Farm and Ranch Town Hall sessions here:
https://ers.humanservices.alberta.ca/jstl-farmandranch.aspx

Meeting dates and locations:

  • Grande Prairie – November 26, 2015
  • Red Deer – December 1, 2015
  • Okotoks – December 2, 2015
  • Lethbridge – December 3, 2015
  • Medicine Hat – December 4, 2015
  • Leduc – December 7, 2015
  • Vegreville – December 8, 2015
  • Olds – December 9, 2015
  • Atahabasca – December 9, 2015

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