Do Employment Standards Apply to You?


Not every work issue is related to employment standards


Workplace safety or injuries

Get advice about staying safe at work. Report a work-related injury, health or safety issue to WorkSafeBC.

Bullying or harassment

Get advice and resources to prevent and address workplace bullying or harassment.

Human rights or discrimination

Learn about the Human Rights Code, file a human rights complaint or search for a decision.


Employment insurance

Find out if you qualify, or get help with benefit payments, your Record of Employment form or tax documents.


Small claims disputes

Resolve disputes involving goods and services, debts, insurance, property and construction.


Breaking the law

Report any criminal behaviour like theft or assault to the police. You can also get advice from a lawyer.


Support for forestry workers

Learn about the programs available to support forestry workers impacted by industry downturns in northern British Columbia.


 


 


Not every workplace or type of work is covered by B.C. employment standards


Several types of workplaces, workers and professions set their own standards or are federally-regulated.


Unionized workplaces

Unions have collective agreements that set workplace standards for their members.


Independent contractors

Self-employed workers are responsible for setting their own workplace standards.


Professionals

Some members of professional associations aren't covered by B.C. employment standards.


Specific regulations

Some sectors, industries or types of workers have specific regulations that only apply to them.


Excluded jobs

Workers performing specific types of duties or receiving certain benefits aren't covered by B.C. employment standards.


 


If you're not sure whether B.C. employment standards apply...


What you can do

If you're having issues at work, find out what you can do: