Labour and Employment Legal Resources

Learn about you legal rights and where to file a complaint if you are being treated unfairly or are injured at work.

Employment Standards Branch

A207 - 20159 88 Avenue, Langley BC (get directions to the Employment Standards Branch)
For non-union employer/employee inquiries, wages, overtime and statutory pay, maternity leave, and severance pay. Can clarify labour rules and is a good place to start if you feel that you are being unlawfully exploited. Administers the Employment Standards Act and Reg.
Learn more about the Employment Standards Branch.

Essentials of Work & the Law

Good basic guide to labour law and protecting your rights. Available online or in paper form at some library branches. Print copies available to order.
Learn more about the Essentials of Work & the Law.

SHARP: Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces

If you have experienced sexual harassment at work, you can receive up to five hours of free, confidential legal advice from a lawyer.
Learn more about the SHARP: Sexual Harassment Advice, Response, and Prevention for Workplaces.

Workers’ Compensation Board

Provincial Call Centre: 1-888-967-5377  
Provides assistance with applications if you have been injured at work. Call phone number to initial claim. Operates under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
Learn more about the Workers’ Compensation Board.

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