BC Volunteer/Pain on Call Employees

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BC Volunteer/Pain on Call Employees

Postby thedoc » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:14 pm

Whoops - spelling mistake in the title that it won't let me edit... of course that's PAID on call

I've been told that in BC, Paid-On-Call firefighters are usually not considered employees of the municipality that they work in. This seems unlikely to me. I'd be interested to hear from any municipality where this is the case.
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Postby olfartff » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:20 pm

I would think that if you receive renumeration from a city,town,municipality one would be considered a temporary employee, if nothing else, just for workers compensation. Best to check it out closely and get it rectified.

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Postby deputy_nater » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:37 am

I don't know about BC but in Saskatchewan paid or unpaid firefighters are considered employees for workers compensation purposes.

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Postby LTPVFD » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:06 pm

In Parksville we are considered employees of the city.

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