The policies every employer operating in Alberta must have.
What HR policies do we need to have in our province?
That is the one question we at HR Compliance Insider get the most. The basic answer is that you need policies to ensure compliance with your jurisdiction’s employment standards, human rights and OHS regulations, as well as the so-called common law which governs issues like termination, employment contracting and general workplace conduct. However, there are also slight variations by province. So, we’ve decided to create a Checklist of essential HR policies in each part of Canada. Here’s an Alberta version.
Must-Have HR Policies for Alberta Employers
Anti-Discrimination Policy (you can also have separate policies for racial, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, family status, criminal background and other protected characteristics)
Respectful Workplace Policy
Personal Privacy in the Workplace Policy
Workplace Data Security Policy
Work Hours & Overtime Policy
Payment of Wages Policy
General & Statutory Holidays Policy*
Nice-to-Have HR Policies in Alberta
Lie Detectors in the Workplace Policy
Policies marked with * are required by law.