Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 7 - VARIANCES AND EXCLUSIONS

ESR Section 37.11 – Municipal police recruits


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section specifically excludes certain tuition costs under the Police Act charged to a municipal constable from being recoverable as an unauthorized deduction under the Act. 


Text of Legislation

37.11. Section 21(2) of the Act does not apply to tuition charged to a municipal constable as defined in section 1 of the Police Act for enrollment in Block I, II or III of the “peace officer basic training program” as defined in section 1 of B.C. Reg. 109/81.


Policy Interpretation

Under s.21(2) of the Act, an employer is prohibited from requiring an employee to pay for any business costs, except as permitted under the Regulation.

Accordingly, tuition costs charged to a municipal constable, as identified in this section, are specifically excluded from what is considered a “business cost” for purposes of the Act. Any such costs are not recoverable under s.21(2) of the Act.


Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESA

Other

Police Act, [RSBC 1996] Chapter 367

Section 1 of B.C. Reg. 109/81