BC Employment Standards Branch

The Employment Standards Branch administers and enforces the Employment Standards Act and Regulation, which set minimum standards of wages and working conditions in most workplaces.

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This fact sheet explains how an employee's compensation is calculated and situations where compensation is not required. Also covered: giving notice, layoffs, group terminations, payment of final wages, and collective ...
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This fact sheet describes the steps an employee can take to resolve a dispute over the payment of wages or other issues. It covers contacting the employer directly using a self-help kit, making a complaint to the ...
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This manual sets out how the Employment Standards Branch interprets the BC Employment Standards Act and its regulations. Topics include hiring employees, wages, hours of work/overtime, statutory holidays, leaves, jury ...
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Information for employers about the rules for statutory holidays under BC law.
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Information for employers about how wages must be paid under BC law. Topics include paydays, forms of payment, wage statements, deductions, wage deductions requested by employees, employer payments to funds and ...
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This guide outlines the provisions of the Employment Standards Act, the law that sets out the minimum standards that apply in most workplaces in BC. Includes links to individual factsheets about the minimum wage in BC, ...
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Explains what the BC law says about hours of work and working overtime.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Describes what the BC law says about a worker's right to take time off for annual vacation and to be paid vacation pay.
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Describes the minimum wage in BC for general minimum wage, liquor servers, apartment caretakes, live-in home support workers, live-in camp leaders, and farmworkers.
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Outlines the responsibilities under BC law of people who hire domestic workers. Topics covered include registration, the employment contract, hours of work, and payroll requirements. It also describes your ...
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