Employment Standards


Understanding the Employment Standards Act is essential for employers in British Columbia. Regardless of an individual’s role within the organization, a fundamental understanding of the rights and obligations under the Act can minimize exposure and build trust between management and staff.

Participants will be provided an overview of the key provisions of the Employment Standards Act with a focus on recent amendments to legislation. Special emphasis will be placed on real-world scenarios, including the mistakes commonly made by employers and the frequently asked questions Harris’ Employment lawyers field.

Session attendees will learn:

  • Provisions of the Employment Standards Act, including what types of position are partially or fully excluded from the Act
  • Best practices for managing risk and avoiding complaints

Harris’ Foundations courses empower attendees with the skills and knowledge to tackle their daily workplace law challenges. Providing an introductory overview on integral topics like Human Rights, Collective Bargaining and Privacy, Foundations courses have been developed for new managers and department heads, junior HR professionals, and executives looking to better understand an employer’s legal obligations in the workplace.

Learning format and materials

This course will be completed over 2 online sessions and will incorporate case studies and hypothetical scenarios to provide participants with the opportunity to apply their learnings. All attendees will be provided access to the presentation for 30 days, along with additional resource materials for on-the-job reference.

Who should attend?

This webinar is suitable for human resource professionals and members of management who are looking to update their knowledge or gain a firm understanding of the B.C. Employment Standards Act. The workshop is relevant to both unionized and non-unionized workforces.


Nicole Toye and Alyssa Paez

If you are unable to attend live, registrants will receive access to the webinar recordings for 30 days. Sorry, no cancellations or refunds available.

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC) has pre-approved this online course for 4.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.



  • Type Foundations Series
  • Date December 8-9, 2020
  • Time 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Location Online (Pacific Standard Time)
  • Cost $300 + GST per person