Last call for input on reforms to B.C. Employment Standards Act

Published March 20, 2019

The government of British Columbia is calling for feedback by March 31 before introducing new amendments to the province’s Employment Standards Act as early as this spring.

Click here to review the B.C. government’s proposal paper that outlines six themes for potentially modernizing the legislation.

Click here to learn more about the B.C. government’s public consultation process.

If you wish to provide input to Mark von Schellwitz, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Western Canada, to submit on your behalf, you can send an email to Or you can provide input directly to government at

Restaurants Canada and the Coalition of BC Businesses plan to meet with B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains in the coming weeks to provide a summary of industry recommendations before new amendments to the legislation are introduced.

In anticipation of these planned changes, the British Columbia Law Institute carried out the Employment Standards Reform Project, which included a public consultation process, and produced a final report outlining a set of recommendations.

Click here to review the final report from the BCLI Employment Standards Act Reform Project Committee, which was produced based on feedback from a diverse range of stakeholders, including Restaurants Canada.

Click here to review Restaurants Canada’s submission to the BCLI Employment Standards Act Reform Project Committee.

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can get in touch with Mark von Schellwitz, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Western Canada, at or 1-800-387-5649 ext. 6500.

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