We are a small construction company based in Saskatchewan but we have a contract for some work in Alberta. Whose Employment Standards should we be following? Some of our employees will be from Saskatchewan, but we are also hiring some temporary employees near the work site. Secondarily, we have a Modified Work Arrangement that allows us to average 160 hours over 4 weeks. Will we have to re-negotiate that with our Alberta employees?
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Yes, there must be an averaging agreement that covers all employees who work in Alberta, even those whose work in SK would be covered by an agreement in that province.
The good news is that so long as the employer meets the requirements of the Alberta legislation, employees who work in Alberta are subject to such an averaging agreement on 2 weeks written notice, or if it is part of the terms and conditions of employment on hire. Employee consent is not required.