Rights and Regulations
The standard of living in B.C. ranks among the best in the world. In part, this is thanks to human and employment rights guaranteed by the province’s workplace laws and regulations.
Understand Workplace Rights summarizes the types of workplace laws that apply equally to both employees and employers.
Human rights are the most basic of these.
In addition to human rights are the numerous rights that exist for workplace matters specifically. These rights are protected under B.C. law, regulations and codes of conduct. These range from standards that ensure safe working conditions and minimum wages, to rules and regulations that address how job complaints and terminations must be handled. Many Canadian laws also apply to workplace rights in B.C.
See Occupational Health and Safety to learn about WorkSafeBC requirements and what assistance is available to employers to meet those requirements.