Employment Standards & Workplace Safety

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, it’s important to understand employment standards and to know where to go if you need help or advice.

Employment Standards

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

Personal Injury and Workplace Safety

Operating independently of WorkSafeBC, the Workers' Advisers Office provides free advice and assistance to workers and their dependants on disagreements they may have with WorkSafeBC decisions.

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Read the Human Rights Code, file a human rights complaint, or search for a decision.

Safety in the Work Place

Useful Contacts

Report an emergency or accident with WorkSafeBC.

Telephone: 1-888-621-SAFE (7233)

Useful Contacts

Get answers to your questions about employment standards.

Telephone: 1-800-663-3316
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