O.C. 127/2019

A.R. 72/2019

July 18, 2019

            The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Employment Standards (Lookout Observers) Amendment Regulation set out in the attached Appendix.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Labour and Immigration

Authority:                             Employment Standards Code
                                                (section 138)



Employment Standards Code


1   The Employment Standards Regulation is amended by this Regulation.


2   The following is added after section 1.1:

Lookout observer exemptions

1.2(1)   In this section, “lookout observer” means an employee stationed at a wildfire lookout site whose primary responsibilities are to

                                 (a)    provide early detection of smoke and fires,

                                 (b)    report smoke, fire and lightning observations, and

                                 (c)    monitor and record observed smoke and fires.

(2)  Section 14(1)(a) (relating to the keeping of employment records for regular and overtime hours of work), section 16 (relating to hours of work), section 19 (relating to days of rest) and Part 2, Division 4 (relating to overtime and overtime pay) of the Act do not apply to a lookout observer or to the lookout observer’s employer while acting in the capacity of employer.