Interpretation Guidelines Manual
British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

employment standards act part 15 – Transitional and Consequential Provisions

ESA Section 129 - Transitional regulations

Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section explains when and how regulations can be made to facilitate transition between the former and new Acts and for how long those regulations will be in force.

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Text of Legislation

129. (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations considered necessary or advisable for the purpose of more effectively bringing into operation the provisions of this Act and to obviate any transitional difficulties encountered in doing so.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), a regulation may suspend for the period the Lieutenant Governor in Council specifies the operation of a provision of an enactment if that provision would impede the effective operation of this Act.

(3) Unless earlier repealed, a regulation made under this section is repealed one year after it is enacted.

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Policy Interpretation

Where it is considered necessary, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may enact a regulation, in order that a provision of the Act may be dealt with in a more efficient manner and in order to address any transitional difficulties that may be encountered.

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Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation Other references

See www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/

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