BCLI releases Consultation Paper on the Employment Standards Act


18 June 2018

By Greg Blue, Q.C.

BCLI has issued a Consultation Paper on the Employment Standards Act to gather input from stakeholders and the general public on changes needed to the Act.  The Employment Standards Act is an important piece of legislation that sets minimum standards for terms of employment and working conditions, and applies to most workplaces in BC.  

Responses are requested by 31 August 2018.  You may use an online survey on the BCLI website to respond, or send comments to BCLI by e-mail, regular mail or fax.  Links to the full consultation paper, a backgrounder, and the online survey are found here on the webpage for the Employment Standards Act Reform Project.

BCLI’s Employment Standards Act Reform Project was initiated in 2014 and is being carried out with the aid of a 12-member volunteer Project Committee.  The project has received support from business and labour organizations, as well as from the Law Foundation of BC and the BC Ministry of Labour.  It is the first independent, comprehensive review of BC’s employment standards legislation since the 1994 Thompson Report.

Recommendations for reform of the Act will be finalized in a report after full consideration of the responses to the consultation paper.


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