By law, employers must pay employees at least once every month. Most employers pay workers by cheque or direct deposit every two weeks or twice a month.
You can exchange a paycheque for cash at a bank or financial institution where you have an account. If you arrange for direct deposit, your pay is electronically deposited in your bank account on regular paydays.
The Alberta Employment Standards Code allows the following deductions to be made from employee earnings:
- income tax payments
- Canada pension plan contribution
- employment insurance contribution
For more information available on deductions and Employment Standards Code requirements visit the Alberta Employment and Immigration's Employment Standards website or call 780-427-3731 in Edmonton or toll-free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 and entering 780-427-3731.
More information about payment for work and employment standards is available in the publication Your Rights and Responsibilities at Work produced by Alberta Employment and Immigration.
To order your free copy, call the Alberta Career Information Hotline at 780-422-4266 in Edmonton or 1-800-661-3753 toll-free. You can also download or order a copy online from the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) publications catalogue.
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Date Updated: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 04:44:44