New regulations protect young workers: B.C. government

But some strongly disagree with regulations affecting workers ages 12 to 14 that comes into force on Dec. 14
||Last Updated: 02/04/2004


he British Columbia government is bringing in new employment standards it says will protect young workers — but not everyone agrees with that assessment.

Graham Bruce, B.C.’s Minister of Skills Development and Labour, said the new regulations — which come into force on Dec. 14 — make employers responsible for ensuring employees who are ages 12 to 14 don’t work during school hours.