British Columbia Employment Law (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    39 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: February 02, 2021 – April 27, 2021

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This course examines British Columbia’s employment laws, and students will gain a foundational understanding of the various aspects of the province’s employment law regime. This course is valuable for ​human resources professionals seeking to understand the rights and obligations of employers and employees in both unionized and non-unionized environments. ​Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) are encouraged to include this course as part of the CPHR Canada continuing professional development requirements.

Course Prerequisites

None. However, this course is best suited for paralegals, legal assistants, human resources professionals and in-house legal staff. 

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course students will have increased knowledge in:

1. Employment Contracts

  • The Contract of Employment and its contents
  • Termination of the employment contract
  • Wrongful dismissal

2. The Employment Standards Act of British Columbia

  • Application of the Act
  • Terms of employment set out in the Act
  • Minimum wages, deductions, payroll records
  • Hours of work, overtime, statutory holidays
  • Different types of leave
  • Termination of employment
  • Complaints, appeals, offences and penalties

3. Human Rights, Discrimination and Privacy Issues

4. Workers’ Compensation, Workplace Health and Safety

5. The Labour Relations Code and Trade Unions


Live Online

Part Time:

  • February 02, 2021 – April 27, 2021
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Mondays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

  • British Columbia Employment Handbook, Third Edition. Harris & Company. Lexis Nexis. 2020. ISBN: 9780433504740.


The registration fee for this course is $995.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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