The BC Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Employment Standards Regulation (ESR) govern the employment relationship between an employer and employees where the employees do not belong to a union. The vast majority of workers in BC are protected under this employment standards legislation.
The Employment Standards Act deals with the following employment issues:
Note: If you work in a non-unionized workplace then the
Employment Standards Act (ESA), and the
Employment Standards Regulation (ESR)
covers the laws and regulations dealing with working conditions such as minimum wages, hours of work, overtime, vacation, meal breaks, temporary foreign workers, etc.
For more information you can contact the BC Employment Standards Branch:
In British Columbia (Toll free) at 1-800-663-3316
Victoria: 200-880 Douglas St, Tel: 250-952-0469
Richmond & Vancouver: 250-4600 Jacombs Rd, Richmond, BC V6V 3B1
Surrey: 101-10475 - 138 Street, Tel: 604-586-4251
Prince George: 102-1577 7th Avenue, Tel: 250-565-6120
Dawson Creek: 1201-103rd Avenue, Tel: 250-784-2390
Nelson: 310 Ward Street, Tel: 250-354-6550
Kelowna: 102-1690 Powick Road, Tel: 250-861-7404
Nanaimo: 2nd Floor, 6475 Metral Dr., Tel: 250-390-6186
Terrace: 108-3220 Eby Street, Tel: 250-638-6525
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