In a recent decision, the British Columbia Supreme Court upheld a decision of the Employment Standards Tribunal that a construction worker employed continuously by an employer on a number of projects is entitled to severance pay. This decision prompted the government of British Columbia to pass an order in council on April 11, 2002, which in effect eliminated any possibility that this decision could open the door for construction workers employed continuously by an employer on a number of sites to claim severance pay.

type Case Comment - Daryl-Evans Mechanical Ltd. v. Director of Employment Standards, 2002 B.C.S.C. 48