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Working Wise is a syndicated newspaper column prepared by the Government of Alberta to answer work-related questions from Albertans.
I heard that major changes are being made to Employment Standards. How is this going to affect me as a business owner?
I have worked for my employer for more than 5 years and I have never had a problem booking my vacations. This spring, my employer approved 2 separate weeks of vacation, but they have now changed their mind. Can they do that?
I’m working on a road repair crew this summer. A couple of days have already been so hot that I felt like I was going to pass out. What can I do to keep my cool this summer?
I know other people who get paid even if they don’t work on the holiday. What if I work on the holiday? Do I just get regular pay or do I get paid overtime?
My friend applied for a new job and was told that he had it. Then they called and said that they don’t need him anymore—after he had quit his current job. Are employers allowed to do this?
One of my co-workers was seriously injured at work recently and so I was just wondering how common it is to get hurt at work. Who’s supposed to be keeping employees safe?
I was laid off from my job unfairly. I think my supervisor was jealous. As soon as the president went on vacation, my supervisor laid me off. Now, I’m angry. How can I explain what happened at my next job interview?