Guide to the Employment Standards Act & Regulation

This guide is an interpretation of the B.C. Employment Standards Act and Regulation to help provide a clear understanding of the law. It is not a legal document and should not be used as a substitute for legal counsel.


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Employment Standards Act

Act Part 1 — Introductory Provisions


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Act Part 2 — Hiring Employees


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Act Part 3 — Wages, Special Clothing, Records and Gratuities


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Act Part 4 — Hours of Work and Overtime


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Act Part 5 — Statutory Holidays


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Act Part 6 — Leaves and Jury Duty


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Act Part 7 — Annual Vacation


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Act Part 8 — Termination of Employment


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Act Part 9 — Variances


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Act Part 10 — Complaints, Investigations and Determinations


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Act Part 11 — Enforcement


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Act Part 12 — Employment Standards Tribunal


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Act Part 13 — Appeals


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Act Part 14 — General Provisions


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Employment Standards Regulation


Regulation Part 1 — Interpretation


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Regulation Part 2 — Employment Agencies and Farm Labour Contractors


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Regulation Part 3 — Employees Working in Residences


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Regulation Part 4 — Minimum Wages


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Regulation Part 5 — Hours of Work and Statutory Holiday Pay


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Regulation Part 6 — Interest and Penalties


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Regulation Part 7 — Variances and Exclusions


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Regulation Part 7.1 — Conditions of Employment for Children


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Regulation Part 8 — Miscellaneous


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Appendices


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