On November 5th the Alberta Government announced proposed changes designed to restore balance to Alberta’s labour laws, improving safety for workers and removing unnecessary barriers to job creation.
The proposed Bill 47, Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act, 2020, will make workplace safety laws easier to understand and create a more sustainable workers’ compensation system to support Albertans now and into the future.
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Access the Worker’s compensation fact sheet
Access the Occupational health and safety fact sheet
If passed, most changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act will take effect September 1, 2021. Most changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act would take effect January 1, 2021.
Changes affecting the Fair Practices Office and Medical Panels Office would take effect April 1, 2021.