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Alberta overhauls workplace rules for farms; small operations to be exempt


November 22, 2019
By Canadian Press

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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