Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 3 - EMPLOYEES WORKING IN RESIDENCES

ESR Section 14 – Maximum room and board rates for domestics


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section sets out the maximum rate an employer may charge a domestic for room and board. 


Text of Legislation

14. An employer must not charge a domestic more than $325 per month for room and board.


Policy Interpretation

Employers must ensure they comply with federal legislation and requirements as well as the Employment Standards Act and Regulation. Federal requirements do not allow in-home caregivers who enter Canada under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be charged room and board.

If federal requirements do not prohibit employers from charging for room and board, under this section, an employer is not allowed to charge a domestic more than $325 per month.

Under s.14 of the Act the rate charged by the employer to the domestic for room and board must be included in the employment contract.


Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESA

ESR

Other:

See Employment Standards Factsheets

Factsheet

Domestic Workers