Alberta overhauls workplace rules for farms; small operations to be exempt
By Canadian Press
Most Alberta farm operations would no longer have to follow employment standards rules or have workplace insurance under a bill introduced in the legislature.
Right now, all paid farm workers — excluding family members — must have Workers’ Compensation Board coverage for death, dismemberment and disability. Farms must also abide by employment standards covering minimum wage, leaves, termination notices and record-keeping. Under the new bill, those rules would only apply to large agricultural operations. | READ MORE