Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS REGULATION - PART 1 - INTERPRETATION
ESR Section 1 – Definitions – Newspaper Carrier
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Regulation.
"newspaper carrier" means a person who sells or delivers newspapers directly to customers or households, but does not include a person who is engaged in bulk delivery;
To be considered a “newspaper carrier” the employee must be delivering a “newspaper” as defined in this section of the Regulation.
Under s.37.4(1) a newspaper carrier who is enrolled in, or on vacation from a primary or secondary school and is employed as a newspaper carrier for 15 hours or less in a week, is exempt from the Act in its entirety.
Under s.37.4(2) a person employed as a newspaper carrier for 15 hours or less in a week, is exempt from the following sections of the Act:
- • Section 33. Split shifts
- • Section 34 Minimum daily hours
- • Section 36 Hours free from work
The person employed to drop off or deliver newspapers to newspaper carriers is not delivering directly to a customer or household and therefore is not a “newspaper carrier”.
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