Administrative law refers to the application of government laws and the resolution of disputes that involve these laws. If you do not agree with a decision that a particular government agency has made that affects you, your complaint can be heard by an administrative tribunal.
The Residential Tenancy Act of British Columbia lists the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants. The Residential Tenancy Office is a tribunal that works to resolve issues that arise between tenants and landlords. Some tribunals make decisions about a person’s rights or benefits. The Employment Standards Tribunal is an administrative tribunal established under the Employment Standards Act. This is an important legislation under BC labour law.
By the end of this lesson, students will:
- Define administrative law and identify the tribunals that hear cases
- Describe the procedures and process used by administrative tribunals
- Learn about a specific type of tribunal: The Residential Tenancy Office
- Define labour law and explain how it applies to employment standards
- Describe the employment standards tribunals
- Identify and describe employers’ and employees’ rights and responsibilities
- Identify the labour practices and standards in regard to their own jobs