Interpretation Guidelines Manual
British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

Employment Standards Act Part 11 - Enforcement

ESA Section 101.1 Searching of records

Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section explains when the director may provide information on contraventions, complaints and investigations relating to a person named in the request.  

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Text of Legislation

Searching of records

101.1 On the written request and payment of a prescribed fee by a person, the director may

(a) conduct a search of records maintained by the director for information, in respect of a person named in the request, related to contraventions of this Act or the regulations or complaints or investigations under this Act, and

(b) provide that information to the person who made the request and paid the fee.

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Policy Interpretation

This section is used for due diligence searches when businesses are being sold. The director will provide information relating to complaints or investigations under the Act upon receipt of a written request which is accompanied by a fee of $35.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the disclosure must be authorized by the person named in the request.

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Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESR

Other

Freedom of Information Act and Protection of Privacy Act, [RSBC 1996] Chapter 165

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