Employment, Benefits & Pay Administration

3 Hour Employment Rule

In accordance with the Alberta Employment Standards Code, employees working less that 3 consecutive hours are entitled to at least 3 hours pay at the Alberta minimum wage rate.

Therefore, an employee is entitled to a minimum of 3 hours pay times the current minimum wage rate. If the employee’s hourly wage rate times the hours worked totals more than 3 times the minimum wage, then this higher amount will be paid.

Please refer to the 3 Hour Minimum Employment Rule document for detailed information.