Changes in the Labour Laws: Minister of Labour Harry Bains
The British Columbia government is changing employment standards to protect children on the job after WorkSafeBC paid a total of $5.2 million in work injury claims to children 15 years and under from 2007 to 2017. Amendments introduced Monday to the Employment Standards Act would also prevent workers who are fleeing domestic violence from losing their jobs and ensure that service workers are entitled to keep their tips. Labour Minister Harry Bains said the amendments are the most significant update to the act in 15 years and addresses concerns about changes introduced by the former Liberal government in 2003. Harjinder Thind talks with Minister to find more about this legislation.