Education seminars

Last updated: September 22, 2020

Seminars are free to attend and are held over the phone. Please register at least 24 hours in advance.

 

This education seminar covers the basics of employment standards and the Employment Standards Act. Topics include:

  • Basic definitions
  • Regular wages
  • Hours of work
  • Statutory holiday pay
  • Deductions
  • Annual vacation

Request information

Send an email to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca. Include the following information:

  • The business name, contact person, phone number and email address
  • The topic you'd like more information about
  • Number of attendees
  • Questions you'd like answered during the session

You'll receive a confirmation email (usually within one day) along with additional details.

Next session: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10:00-11:30 am PST

Learn about the rules and responsibilities of employment agencies, foreign recruiters and employers intending to hire foreign workers in B.C. under the Employment Standards Act and Temporary Foreign Worker Protection Act, including:

  • Who needs what licence
  • Understanding the different licence requirements and costs
  • Navigating the application and renewal processes
  • Navigating the new Employer Registry
  • Required and prohibited practices

Sign up or request information

Send an email to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca. Include the following information:

  • The business name, contact person, phone number and email address
  • The topic you'd like more information about
  • Number of attendees
  • Questions you'd like answered during the session

You'll receive a confirmation email (usually within one day) along with additional details.

 

Temporary Layoff Variances Education Seminar

Next session: Wednesday, November 4, 10:00-11:30 am PST

This education seminar for employees and employers covers the rules around temporary layoffs, variances and variance renewals as a result of COVID-19.

Topics will include:

  • What is a temporary layoff?
  • When is an employee considered laid off?
  • When does a temporary layoff become a termination of employment?
  • Requirements specific to temporary layoff variances
  • When and how to apply for a temporary layoff variance
  • How to ensure your application for a temporary layoff variance is complete
  • How best to communicate with your employees about the variance
  • What constitutes proof of informed employee consent and support for the variance application?

Request information

Send an email to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca. Include the following information:

  • The business name, contact person, phone number and email address
  • The topic you'd like more information about
  • Number of attendees
  • Questions you'd like answered during the session

You'll receive a confirmation email (usually within one day) along with additional details.

This education seminar provides a general overview of employment standards and how they relate to the rights and entitlements of domestic workers. Topics include:

  • Wages
  • Hours of work
  • Terms of employment
  • Records of hours

Request information

Send an email to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca. Include the following information:

  • The business name, contact person, phone number and email address
  • The topic you'd like more information about
  • Number of attendees
  • Questions you'd like answered during the session

You'll receive a confirmation email (usually within one day) along with additional details.

Learn about the rules and responsibilities of talent agencies under the Employment Standards Act, including:

  • Understand licence requirements and costs
  • Navigate the application and renewal process
  • Record keeping requirements
  • How to charge fees as a talent agency
  • Security or bond requirements for talent agencies

Request information

Send an email to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca. Include the following information:

  • The business name, contact person, phone number and email address
  • The topic you'd like more information about
  • Number of attendees
  • Questions you'd like answered during the session

You'll receive a confirmation email (usually within one day) along with additional details.

Learn about the rules and responsibilities of farm labour contractors under the Employment Standards Act, including:

  • Understand licence requirements and costs
  • Navigate the application and renewal process
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Security or bond requirements for farm labour contractors

Request information

Send an email to ESB.Compliance@gov.bc.ca. Include the following information:

  • The business name, contact person, phone number and email address
  • The topic you'd like more information about
  • Number of attendees
  • Questions you'd like answered during the session

You'll receive a confirmation email (usually within one day) along with additional details.