October 20, 2021

B.C. Government implements BCLI recommendations on child employment

Young people working in British Columbia will benefit from recent changes in employment standards meant to bring the province in line with international standards for children’s work. On 15 October 2021, the B.C. government implemented revisions to B.C. employment standards in line with recommendations contained in the BCLI’s 2018 Report Read more…

July 23, 2021

BCLI recommendations on child employment to be implemented in October 2021

Forthcoming changes to employment standards for children and young workers announced in a news release on 21 July 2021 by the Ministry of Labour will implement recommendations contained in BCLI’s 2018 Report on the Employment Standards Act.  BCLI’s report pointed out that the statutory rules in effect in BC for Read more…

July 10, 2019

Employment Standards Act Update Report

Staff Lawyer Greg Blue, QC, provided an overview of the Employment Standards Act Reform project for the BC Notaries Association‘s summer issue of The Scrivener (Volume 28 Number 2 Summer 2019). Click on the image below to access the full article.

April 30, 2019

Employment Standards Amendment Bill Would Implement BCLI Recommendations

Recommendations contained in the BCLI Report on the Employment Standards Act are reflected in some provisions of the Employment Standards Amendment Act, 2019 (Bill 8), which had first reading on April 29, 2019. The BC Ministry of Labour media release relating to the bill notes that it incorporates recommendations made by Read more…

February 28, 2019

BC Ministry of Labour launches consultation on Employment Standards Act changes, prominently mentions BCLI Report

The BC Ministry of Labour gave prominent mention to the BCLI Report on the Employment Standards Act in a proposal paper for a consultation that it began today on changes to the Employment Standards Act. The Ministry’s proposal paper addressing what it describes as “first areas of focus for future Read more…