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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Describes what the laws are in BC about domestic workers. Topics include definition of a domestic, written employment agreements, and registration of domestics.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Describes what the law says about the rights of foreign workers. Topics include payment of wages, no charge for hiring, deductions from wages, termination of employment, and filing an Employment Standards complaint.
Also available in: Chinese (traditional), French, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino
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Provides an overview for employers and employees of the meaning of just cause as it applies under the Employment Standards Act.
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Describes the responsibilities of farm labour contractors under BC law. Topics include licensing requirements, duties, keeping records, travel pay, posting wage rates and paying wages, no charge for hiring, vehicle ...
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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Describes the rights that farm workers have under BC law. Topics include wages, wage statements, vacation pay, and wage rates for piece work crops.
Also available in: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese
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A complaint hearing may be held if an employer and employee are unable to resolve their dispute. This fact sheet outlines the process, describes how to prepare, and what to expect at the hearing.
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Employers are required to allow employees to take unpaid compassionate care leave to provide care & support to a family member in situations where the family member is gravely ill with a significant risk of death within ...
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Provides a brief overview of the different types of unpaid leave that employers must grant employees under the Employment Standards Act. Includes maternity leave, parental leave, family responsibility leave, ...
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Describes what a home support worker is according to the Employment Standards Act, and includes basic information about wages and hours of work.
Also available in: Tagalog/Filipino
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Describes the steps that employers and employees must take to file a complaint with the Employment Standards Branch. Includes links to a Self-Help Kit
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