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									Employment Standards Act of BC
  If you report to work what is the
minimum number of hours you can be
               paid for
2 hours if your shift was 8 hours of less
4 hours if your shift was longer than 8 hours
Are you entitled to a coffee break?
No
  How much work do you have to do
    before you get paid overtime?
If you work more than 8 hours in a day you get
   time and a half (of your normal wage) for the
   next 4 hours, and double time for any work
   beyond that.
If you work more than 40 hours in a week you
   get time and a half (of your normal wage) for
   the next 8 hours and double time for all hours
   over 48
      Are there exceptions to the rules
           surrounding overtime
Yes
 Can you refuse to work overtime?
No, you can be fired for refusing to work
 overtime (just like you could be for refusing to
 work a regular shift)
 What are the nine Statutory Holidays
                in BC?
New Years Day
Labour Day
Good Friday
Thanksgiving Day
Victoria Day
Remembrance Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
B.C. Day
If you qualify for Statutory Holiday pay,
  how much do you get paid if you do
    not work on a Statutory Holiday?
An average day’s pay. This is calculated by
 dividing “total wages” earned in the 30
 calendar days before the statutory holiday by
 the number of days worked
If you qualify for Statutory Holiday pay,
 how much do you get paid if you work
        on a Statutory Holiday?
• Time and a half for the first 12 hours worked
  and double time for any work over 12 hours
  plus an average day’s pay
How long after you start a job, do you
 qualify for Statutory Holiday pay?
• At least 30 calendar days
  Is there a minimum number of days
 that you would have to work in order
  to qualify for Statutory Holiday pay?
Yes, at least 15 of the previous 30 days prior to
  the Statutory Holiday
  If you are a manager would you be
 entitled to extra pay for working on a
           Statutory Holiday?
• No, managers are one of several exceptions to
  the rules surrounding statutory holidays.
   What is the minimum wage for
  employees who have less than 500
    hours of paid employment?
• $6/hr
   What is the minimum wage for
 employees who have more than 500
     hours of paid employment
• $8/hr
 If you are working as a server and a
customer “dines and dashes” can the
price of their meal be taken off your
       wages? Out of your tips?

No, and no. Employers cannot require that an
 employee pay for any portion of an
 employer’s business cost. This includes
 expenses arising from theft, damage,
 breakage, poor quality work, damage to
 employer property or failure to pay by a
 customer.
 How many times per month must an
       employee be paid?
• At least twice a month
 How much notice does an employer
 have to give before they lay you off?

It depends on how long you have been working for
   them:
            0 – 3 months:      No notice required
            3 months - 1 year: 1 week notice
            1 year - 3 years: 2 weeks notice
            3 years – 4 years: 3 weeks notice

           After four years you get an extra week
           each year to a maximum of 8 weeks
   If an employer doesn’t give you
 enough notice what do they have to
                do?
Pay you what you would have earned in the
  notice time you were entitled to
 Are there times when an employer
doesn’t have to give you notice or pay
           to lay you off?
Yes, if you were fired for “just cause”
          What is just cause?
Some examples for just cause are:
  Theft
  Fraud
  Assault or harassment of co-workers
  Serious willful misconduct
  Conflict of interest
Unsatisfactory performance, absenteeism or
 tardiness can be considered just cause if the
 employee was clearly warned, given
 reasonable time to improve and still failed to
 meet the requirements.

It is the employer’s duty to prove just cause.
How many days after you stop working
for an employer do they have to pay all
            wages owed?
• 6 days if you quit
• 2 days if they lay you off

								
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