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
This section sets out the maximum rate an employer may charge a domestic for room and board.
14. An employer must not charge a domestic more than $325 per month for room and board.
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 sections of the Act or Regulation
- s.1, Definition, “domestic”
- s.14, Written employment contract for domestics
- s.15, Register of employees working in residences