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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Explains what the BC law says about hours of work and working overtime. Includes averaging agreements and variances.
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Information about the rules for statutory holidays under BC law.
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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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Information about termination of employment for both employees and employers as it applies under the Employment Standards Act. Includes information about paying final wages, giving written notices, paying compensation, ...
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Information about when employees can take time off work for vacation or for unexpected life situations. Includes maternity & parental leave, family responsibility leave, compassionate care leave, bereavement leave, ...
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This information sheet explains the rights of employees in BC. Includes minimum wage, tips, minimum daily pay, meal breaks, pay days & payroll records, overtime, averaging agreements, uniforms & special clothing, ...
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Information about how wages must be paid under BC law. Includes minimum wage, minimum daily pay, deductions, keeping records, overtime pay, tips & gratuities, uniforms & special clothing.
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Explains the workplace standards that employers must meet and include in an employment agreement. Includes hiring young people under the age of 15, using an employment agency, hiring domestic workers, hiring farm labour ...
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This page explains the steps involved in resolving employment disputes. Includes references to the law in BC.
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Some sectors, industries or types of workers in B.C. are subject to specific regulations that only apply to them. Includes information about agriculture, aquaculture, commission sales, domestics, employment agencies, ...
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