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Getting paid

As a worker, it's your legal right to be paid for the work you do.

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If your employer hasn't paid you

If your employer hasn't paid you

You’re entitled to be paid for the work you do in your job. If your employer is withholding your pay, or has paid you the wrong amount, you have options on how to work out the problem.

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Hours of work and working overtime

Hours of work and working overtime

It’s your first day in a new job. Your boss says you get 15 minutes for lunch. You put in 11 hours of work, and they tell you it’s company policy not to pay overtime. You wonder: Is this legal?

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Working and statutory holidays

Working and statutory holidays

For most workers, a statutory holiday is basically a paid day off. But some may have to work on a stat holiday. If so, they may be eligible for extra pay, called stat holiday pay.

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Earning the minimum wage

Earning the minimum wage

Minimum wage is the lowest amount an employer can pay a worker. If you’re a worker in BC, we’ve got key things to know about earning the minimum wage.

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Farm workers’ wages

Farm workers’ wages

Farm workers are covered by most sections of the main provincial law that protects workers in BC. But there are exceptions. Some of them involve how farm workers are paid.

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