Employment Standards

Minimum Daily Hours of Work

British Columbia

When an employee reports for work as required by an employer, whether or not he/she starts work, he/she is entitled to two hours of pay, unless the employee is unfit for work fails to comply with Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act or regulations. Whether or not an employee starts work, if an employer had previously scheduled an employee to work for more than eight hours that day, he/ she is entitled to a minimum of four hours pay, unless inclement weather or other factors beyond the employer’s control caused the employee to be unable to work, in which case the worker is entitled to be paid for only two hours (ESA, s 34).

Federal

When an employee reports for work as required by the employer, whether or not he/she actually starts work, he/she is generally entitled to at least three hours of pay at his/her regular wage rate (Canada Labour Standards Regulation, s. 11.1).

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