Canadian (Federal) Laws and Acts
Canadian legislation related to criminal law. Here are links to federal legislation that may be of interest to you if you are involved in the criminal justice system.
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Free Legal Information by Phone
(9 days ago) Dial-A-Law provides general legal information on many law topics but does not provide legal advice. Brydges Line (Legal Aid BC) is for people who have been arrested, are being held in custody by police or are being investigated for a crime and who are in need emergency legal services. Calls to these numbers are free of charge in British Columbia.
Local Government Bylaw Notices
(1 days ago) The Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act, and the authority it provides to establish an adjudication system, applies to both municipalities and regional districts by regulation.Local governments and other bodies may make a request to the Ministry of Attorney General to be added, by regulation, to a list of bodies to which the Act applies.
Applying for Articles
(3 days ago) If you completed law school outside of Canada, you must provide us with documentation showing that you will have completed the requirements of the National Committee on Accreditation before May 1 of the year in which you wish to start articles. Application packages will be assessed and a shortlist of candidates determined.
Employment Standards Act & Regulation Definitions
(5 days ago) Employment is terminated by an operation of law [See s.64(6)]; An employee whose employment contract provides for a temporary layoff has been laid off for longer than is allowed by the Act [See s. 1(1) definition of “temporary layoff” and s.63(5)]; The director considers a condition of employment to be substantially altered. (See s.66).
Hours of work and overtime
(9 days ago) Overtime work hours. Employees can be required to work overtime. Employees who work more than eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week must be paid time-and-a-half or double-time for overtime hours worked. Find out how to calculate overtime pay. Learn about …
Requests to Appear in Court
(1 days ago) Requests to Appear in Court. If someone is required to appear in court, they will receive a phone call or letter from Crown or defence counsel or the court. Who sends the letter will depend on why they are being asked to appear. They will also usually receive a legal document such as a subpoena, juror summons, summons or an appearance notice.
(2 days ago) Law and Administration. Security Law (Continuing Education, BMC 236 University of Lethbridge. Cryptography (Computer Science, CPSC 3730) British Columbia Kwantlen Polytechnic University Computer Science. Security of Wireless Systems (Information Technology, INFO 4370) Website and Cloud Security (Information Technology, INFO 4125)
Legislation and policy
(2 days ago) Policies. The overall objective of education policies is to provide regulated learning standards that promote student success and achievement in B.C. Policies come from legislation or from decisions made by elected officials. Public school policies. Independent school policies.
(6 days ago) Provincial Accessibility Committee. With the Accessible British Columbia Act now law, government is establishing a committee to advise the minister on matters related to accessibility, and to support the development of accessibility standards. At least half the members must be people with disabilities or representatives of disability-serving
The Articling Student Work
(2 days ago) If you can think of an area of law, the Legal Services Branch (LSB) likely has an expert in that area and students can gain experience in those areas. To aid in their professional development, students will be given opportunities to work in any of our legal practice groups, draft legal memoranda and contracts, as well as advocate for the
School Act Related Regulations and Orders in Council
(6 days ago) School Act Related Regulations and Orders in Council. Table of Contents for this Section (PDF) BC Reg No or OIC No. 2021 Non-Residential School Tax Rates Order. OIC 211-21 (PDF) 2021 Residential School Tax Rates Order. OIC 210-21 (PDF) Appeals Regulation. BC Reg 024/08 (PDF)
Glossary of Criminal Justice Terms
(1 days ago) The federal law that applies across Canada and sets out criminal offences, sentences and how a criminal case proceeds. Criminal Law. The law that deals with how the state responds to crime. Criminal Offence. An act that breaks a law that relates to how to behave in society.
Types of Offences
(7 days ago) Summary offences – These are less serious offences. The maximum penalty for a summary offence is usually a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail. Some summary offences have higher maximum sentences. They include breaches of a probation order. Indictable offences – These are more serious offences and include theft over $5,000, break and
Preparing Notarized Documents for Authentication
(4 days ago) A document may be notarized by either a BC Lawyer or by a BC Notary Public (non-lawyer). Documents that must be notarized prior to authentication include: Certified True Copies, Affidavits, Powers of Attorney, Statutory Declarations, Criminal Record Checks and others. Photocopies of any of these documents cannot be authenticated unless they are
Bylaw Amendment, Repeal & Conversion Requirements
(6 days ago) Bylaw Amendment, Repeal & Conversion Requirements. Local government bylaws may only be amended or repealed by bylaw. Most amendment and repeal bylaws are subject to the same requirements as the power to adopt a new bylaw under that authority. Some regional district bylaws may be amended or repealed with two-thirds of the participants in the
(4 days ago) Domestic violence is not just about physical abuse. It includes any form of violence within a relationship (marriage, common law or dating) - sexual, emotional, financial and psychological, including threats. Domestic violence can happen even after a relationship is over. Examples of abusive behaviour include threats, physical violence
COVID-19 Legal Questions
(4 days ago) You can apply for a consent order or file a written agreement in either Provincial Court or Supreme Court. Contact Family Justice Services Division at 1-844-747-3963 for help filing in Provincial Court or see Legal Aid BC’s Family Law in BC website for information about filing consent orders.
Differences Between Youth and Adult Criminal Justice
(2 days ago) Youth and adults are treated differently when they go through the criminal justice system. This section describes some of the ways the youth justice system is different from the adult justice system. Rehabilitation – The youth justice system emphasizes helping youth get the support they need to become law-abiding community members.
Indigenous Justice Programs and Services
(5 days ago) The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of B.C. (NCCABC) is a provincial organization with a 35 year history of providing services to Indigenous peoples who come into conflict with the law. NCCABC offices are located in 23 B.C. communities and covers 74% of …
Notice of Civil Claim
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Getting paid for work
(9 days ago) All money earned, including overtime and statutory holiday pay, must be paid within eight days after the end of the pay period. Annual vacation pay and wages in an employee’s time bank do not need to be paid within the pay period. Wages must be paid in Canadian currency. Payment can be cash, cheque, bank draft, or money order.
Information on Protection Orders
(7 days ago) A family law protection order (commonly referred to as a “protection order”) is a civil protection order made under the Family Law Act. Unlike a peace bond, a family law protection order does not require the involvement of the criminal justice system. You can apply for a family law protection order in either Provincial Court or Supreme Court.
Minimum daily pay
(7 days ago) An employee who reports for work must be paid for at least two hours, even if they work less than two hours. If the employee is scheduled for more than eight hours, they must be paid for at least four hours. If work stops for a reason beyond the employer’s control, the employee must be paid their minimum daily pay or the actual time worked
Gradual ending for COVID-19 orders and regulations
(2 days ago) This content is a summary of orders and regulations made under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) and added to the COVID-19 Related Measures Act (CRMA).It is not legal advice, does not provide an interpretation of the law and may not be an exhaustive list of all orders or regulations.
COVID-19 information for BC Public Service employees
(2 days ago) BC Public Service Workplace COVID-19 Mask Order All Areas of the Province (PDF, 151KB) Updated: October 1, 2021. Daily Health Check for BC Public Service Workplaces (PDF, 298KB) NEW: August 5, 2021. BC Public Service Workplace Step 3 Transition Guidance (PDF, 270KB) Updated: July 7, 2021. Resources for Flexible Work.
Qualify for statutory holiday pay
(6 days ago) Employees receive statutory holiday pay if they: Have been employed for 30 calendar days; and. Have worked or earned wages (like paid vacation days or another statutory holiday) on 15 of the 30 days before a statutory holiday; Some people think employees only need to work the day before and the day after to qualify for statutory holiday pay.
(7 days ago) The title given to a position or the fact that other employees refer to that person as a 'manager.'. The form of payment of wages (e.g. salary, hourly wage, commission). The responsibility to open and close the business for the day. An employee who is not a manager is entitled to the full range of entitlements under Parts 4 and 5, including
COVID-19 paid sick leave
(4 days ago) Employer Reimbursement Program. If you do not currently provide employees paid sick leave, the Province will reimburse you up to $200 a day through the Employer Reimbursement Program for COVID-19-related paid sick leave wages paid to an employee. For each employee, you can be reimbursed for up to 3 days of paid leave.
Calculate statutory holiday pay
(4 days ago) Total wages ÷ number of days worked = statutory holiday pay (an average day's pay) Base your calculation on days worked during the 30 calendar days before the statutory holiday – include vacation days.. Include all wages – this includes salary, commission, statutory holiday pay and paid vacation.