Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION
ESR Section 1 – Definitions – (3) "Employment Year"
This section ensures that an employer’s use of a “common date” for the purposes of calculating family responsibility leave does not reduce an employee’s rights under s.52 of the Act.
(3) For the purpose of section 52 of the Act, “employment year” means a year beginning on a common date that is used by an employer to calculate family responsibility leave for all employees under section 52 of the Act, so long as this does not result in a reduction of any employee’s rights under that section.
This section explains the process that an employer must follow when establishing a common date for calculating family responsibility leave entitlement under s.52 of the Act. An employee’s rights under s.52 must not be reduced because an employer calculates family responsibility leave on a common date.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation
- s.1, Definition, “immediate family”
- s.52, Family Responsibility Leave
- s.54, Duties of employer
- s.126(4)(b), Evidence and burden of proof