Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Farm Labour Contractor
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.
"farm labour contractor" means an employer whose employees work, for or under the control or direction of another person, in connection with the planting, cultivating or harvesting of an agricultural product;
A farm labour contractor must be licensed under s.13 of the Act. A person who engages the services of a farm labour contractor in connection with the planting, cultivating or harvesting of an agricultural product is defined as a “producer” in this section.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation
- s.13, Farm labour contractors must be licensed
- s.30, Producer and farm labour contractor are liable for unpaid wages
See Information for Agriculture Workers and Employers