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Big changes to Employment Standards on the horizon

Looming changes to BC Employment Standards could have a major impact on your business. Read this article and take a BC Law Institute survey to help shape recommendations made to the provincial government. Let’s make sure the needs of local, independent businesses are not left out! 


Which future do you see…

Do you picture BC’s employment standards promoting flexibility, trust, and positive working relationships between employers and employees?

Or do you picture a future with strict guidelines that eliminates the opportunity for employers and employees to make decisions that best suit their needs?

We need your help to ensure the needs of small and medium-sized businesses across British Columbia are considered for any potential changes to the Employment Standards Act.

The British Columbia Law Institute is currently taking public feedback to help create recommendations on changes to the Employment Standards Act. After collecting public input, recommendations will be taken to the BC Government – meaning the final report will have real world outcomes that may affect you. 

We will, of course, be surveying all BC members and submitting CFIB’s feedback on this issue.

But there is also a way for you to add your individual voice to the process. You can either write a submission (it doesn’t have to be long!) or answer the survey questions that matter most to you.

Let’s make sure the needs of local, independent businesses are not left out!

A note of caution

After taking the survey ourselves, we found the agree/disagree questions to be leading at times. However, the good news is you do not have to select any of the options (if you do not agree with them) as each question is accompanied with a comment box.  Additionally, you do not have to answer every question – you can just answer the ones that are important to you.

You also have the choice to do your own submission to voice your opinions while avoiding the survey.


August 9, 2018