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B.C. proposes Employment Standards Expansion to precarious (gig/app-based) workers

August 9, 2023

Earlier this month, the B.C. Ministry of Labour published an intentions paper to impose employment standards and other protections for app-based ride-hail and food-delivery workers. The intentions paper asks for consultation input on several subjects:

  • What should the minimum wage be for these workers and how should it be structured?
  • How should workers be compensated for work-related expenses?
  • Should these workers have a form of tip protection?
  • What should the pay transparency standards be prior to a worker’s acceptance of an assignment?
  • Should there be a destination transparency standard and how can that be designed?
  • What should the minimum standards be for complaint investigation, suspension and deactivation processes?
  • Should app-based workers be entitled to notice of termination, or compensation in-lieu?
  • Should all of these workers be covered by workers compensation paid by the app-based platform companies.

Government requested feedback by September 30, 2023. RCC will submit a consultation response with impacted members if they request one.

For questions or more information contact

Greg Wilson
Director, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs