What Does British Columbia's Ministry Of Labour Do?

The Ministry of Labour promotes fair, healthy, and safe labour and employment relationships. This supports a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economy for all of B.C.

Three pieces of legislation form the basis of the ministry. These include the Employment Standards Act (ESA), Labour Relations Code (LRC), and the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA).

The ministry is supported by a set of bodies that share its goals, such as:

  • WorkSafeBC
  • Labour Relations Board
  • Employment Standards Tribunal
  • Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal

If you need any help understanding how these bodies impact your BC business, reach out to Employer Line’s experts. We offer free advice to employers to help them stay compliant.

Employment Standards In B.C.

The ESA ensures that the basic rights of employees across B.C. are being met and that employers are fulfilling their responsibilities to their employees.

These rights cover things like:

  • Wages
  • Vacation time & pay
  • Hours of work

It's important that you are compliant with the ESA. On occasion, a branch of the ESA will investigate to ensure that basic employee rights are being met and that you are fulfilling your responsibilities as an employer. You will want to make sure that you are compliant to avoid fines or potential prosecution.

If you need help keeping your business compliant or have a question on the ESA, call our free advice line today. Employer Line is dedicated to ensuring small businesses in BC are set up for success.

Need Advice on the Ministry of Labour or the ESA?

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