BC Employment Standards Act

Every employer in British Columbia must comply with the minimum requirements set out in the Employment Standards Act.  Learn more about the major duties of employers imposed by the Act by reading below, and contact us to speak with an employment lawyer.

Pre-hiring representations

Minimum wage and daily pay

Hours of work and overtime

Averaging agreements and time banks

Paydays and payroll records

Statutory holidays and pay

Annual vacations and vacation pay

Leaves of absence


Lay-off and recall

Informing employees of their rights

Exempted employees

Handling employee complaints

The Employment Standards complaints process

Please note that the information provided in these pages is a general description of the requirements of the British Columbia Employment Standards Act, and is not intended to be used as legal advice.  For specific questions you should refer to the provisions of the Act or contact EmployRight to speak with an employment lawyer.