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  • 1. work prep seminars
  • 2. DAY FOUR
    Canadian Workplace Culture and Law
  • 3. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF...
    1.) YOU WANTED THE DAY OFF?
    2.) YOUR BOSS HASN’T PAID YOU IN A LONG TIME?
    3.) YOUR BOSS SAID SHE/HE WON’T PAY YOU UNTIL YOU GIVE HER/HIM YOUR “SIN NUMBER”, BANKING INFORMATION AND/OR ADDRESS?
    4.) YOUR BOSS GAVE YOU A WRITTEN WARNING ABOUT BAD BEHAVIOUR?
    5.) YOU HAD TO WORK ON A SPECIAL HOLIDAY LIKE CHRISTMAS OR EASTER?
    6.) YOU HAD A DISAGREEMENT WITH A CO-WORKER AND YOUR BOSS FIRED YOU?
  • 4. IF YOU WANT A DAY OFF
    • YOU MUST ASK YOUR BOSS DIRECTLY AND THEY MUST AGREE
    • 5. IT IS ADVISABLE TO GET THEIR AGREEMENT IN WRITING
  • IF YOUR BOSS HASN’T PAID YOU IN A LONG TIME
    • KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF THE HOURS THAT YOU HAVE WORKED
    • 6. KEEP TRACK OF ALL PAY CHEQUES AND PAY STUBS THAT YOU RECEIVE
    • 7. GIVE HER/HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT WHEN CONFRONTING HER/HIM
    • 8. GIVE HER/HIM A REQUEST FOR PAYMENT FOR PAYMENT
  • Employment Standards Branch of the Ministry of Labour and
    http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/self-help/payment_request.pdf
  • 9. Employment Standards Branch of the Ministry of Labour and
    http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/self-help/payment_request.pdf
  • 10. IF YOUR BOSS WON’T PAY YOU UNTIL YOU GIVE HER/HIM YOUR “SIN NUMBER”, BANK INFO AND/OR ADDRESS
    • GIVE HER/HIM YOUR “SIN NUMBER”, BANK INFO AND/OR ADDRESS
    • 11. EMPLOYERS ARE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION
  • SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER
  • 12. YOU CAN GIVE THEM YOUR BANKING INFO IN A FEW DIFFERENT WAYS:
    VOID CHEQUE
    DIRECT DEPOSIT SLIP
  • 13. IF YOUR BOSS GAVE YOU A WRITTEN WARNING ABOUT BAD BEHAVIOUR
    • CANADIAN CUSTOM IS TO FIRE YOU THE SECOND TIME THEY GIVE YOU A WRITTEN WARNING
    • 14. ASK YOUR BOSS FOR CLARIFICATION IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE WARNING
    • 15. SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE
  • IF YOU HAD TO WORK ON A SPECIAL HOLIDAY LIKE CHRISTIMAS OR EASTER
    • YOU ARE ONLY ENTITLED TO DOUBLE PAY IF:
    • 16. YOU HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE COMPANY FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO A STATUTORY HOLIDAY
    • 17. YOU HAVE WORKED 15 CONSECUTIVE DAYS FOR THE COMPANY PRIOR TO A STATUTORY HOLIDAY
    • 18. http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/statutory_holidays.htm
  • IF YOU HAD A DISAGREEMENT WITH A CO-WORKER AND YOUR BOSS FIRED YOU
    • YOUR BOSS MUST PROVIDE YOU WITH A WRITTEN DOCUMENT STATING WHY YOU WERE FIRED
    • 19. MAKE SURE YOU ARE PAID UP UNTIL YOU WERE FIRED
    • 20. IF YOU ARE FIRED ON THE SPOT, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO 2 WEEKS OF PAY (THIS COMPENSATES YOU FOR THE 2 WEEKS NOTICE)
    • FOR EACH OF THE ABOVE SCENARIOS THERE IS AN OFFICIAL EMPLOYMENT RULE. THESE RULES CAN BE FOUND AS PART OF THE BC EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/welcome.htm
    • 21. IT IS WISE TO REVIEW THIS INFORMATION BEFORE STARTING ANY JOB
    • THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF HOURS COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOU WORK PER SHIFT IS 2 HOURS.
    • 22. BANK ACCOUNT: YOU WILL NEED TO PRESENT TO THE BANK
    A.) A LETTER FROM YOUR SCHOOL STATING THAT YOU ARE LIVING IN CANADA,
    B.) YOUR CANADIAN POSTAL ADDRESS
    C.) YOUR WORK PERMIT
  • 23. PAY PERIODS
    There will be a 2-3 week delay between when you start and when you are paid.
    Usually companies have ‘pay periods’. For example, from May 1st to May 15th. That is one pay period.
    Once that pay period is over, the company sends the numbers to an accounting firm.
    They process payment ,and cheques for May 1st to May 15th are issued on May 21st.
    You may need to submit invoices and timesheets – Make sure you verify this on your first day of work.
  • 24. SIN CARD
    Service Canada LocationsDowntown, Sinclair Centre, # 415-757 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BCMount Pleasant Harry Stevens Business Building 125 10th Avenue East Vancouver, BCSurrey 7404 King George Boulevard Surrey, BCRichmond 350 - 5611 Cooney Road Richmond, BCCoquitlam #100-2963 Glen Drive Coquitlam, BCBurnaby 4279 Canada Way Burnaby, BC
    Take your address in Canada, work permit and passport