Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION

ESR Section 1 – Definitions – (3) "Employment Year"


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section ensures that an employer’s use of a “common date” for the purposes of calculating family responsibility leave does not reduce an employee’s rights under s.52 of the Act.


Text of Legislation

(3) For the purpose of section 52 of the Act, “employment year” means a year beginning on a common date that is used by an employer to calculate family responsibility leave for all employees under section 52 of the Act, so long as this does not result in a reduction of any employee’s rights under that section.


Policy Interpretation

This section explains the process that an employer must follow when establishing a common date for calculating family responsibility leave entitlement under s.52 of the Act. An employee’s rights under s.52 must not be reduced because an employer calculates family responsibility leave on a common date.


Related Information

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