A Guide to the Employment Standards Act

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, paydays, overtime, statutory holiday pay, vacation, unpaid leaves, etc.

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employment standards, minimum wage, vacation pay, leave from work, resolving disputes,
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