The law in B.C. sets standards for payment, compensation and working conditions in most workplaces. The standards promote open communication, fair treatment and life-work balance for employees. Do employment standards apply to you?
Learn about B.C. employment standards, or find out what you can do about a specific work situation.
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Employers decide how to advertise a job and hire employees.
Standard work hours are eight hours a day and 40 hours per week.
Employees get paid for statutory holidays if they qualify.
There are different reasons employees are allowed to take time away from work.
Employment is terminated when an employee quits, is laid off or fired.
Employees are paid at least twice a month. They must be paid at least minimum wage.
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Some industries or types of workers are subject to specific requirements.
Farm labour contractors, employment and talent agencies must be licensed.
Not every work issue, workplace, or type of work is covered by B.C. employment standards.
Try to resolve disputes informally. If this isn't possible, use the formal complaint process.
The Employment Standards Branch can provide information from the standards specific to your work situation.