Do Employment Standards Apply to You?


Not every work issue is related to employment standards


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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.

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

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

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


Some types of work have limited coverage or are excluded from B.C. employment standards


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

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


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