Gateway Gazette

Important Information Regarding your Farm/Ranch and Workplace Legislation

 

Message from the MD of Foothills 

The Government of Alberta is proposing changes to its workplace legislation through the new Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

This means your farm will be subject to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and these  changes will affect all people working on your farm from full time employees to volunteering neighbours and family.

The Government of Alberta is looking for input on how to best implement the changes to meet the proposed timelines for Occupational Health and Safety, Labour Relations and Employment Standards legislation, as well as on what supports industry might need from government.

Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature November 18th 2015, please view this link.

To read the bill in its entirety: 2015 BILL 6, Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act

For more information on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act and proposed changes and timelines, or to provide your input online, visit work.alberta.ca/farmandranch.

From the Province:

Have Your Say…..Farm and Ranch sessions

Albertans wishing to learn more or provide input into the proposed changes, can attend public meetings. Input from these sessions will be used to inform farm and ranch legislative changes. Click here to register.

  • Okotoks – December 2, 2015

Online survey

Your feedback is important. Fill in the online survey and let us know what you think. The survey will be available until January 3, 2016.

 

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