Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Pay Period


Contents:

Summary
Text of Legislation
Policy Interpretation
Related Information


Summary

This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.


Text of Legislation

"pay period" means a period of up to 16 consecutive days of employment;


Policy Interpretation

A pay period may be as long as 16 calendar days, and there must be at least two pay periods in a month. An employer must ensure that employees are paid at least twice a month and within eight days after the end of the pay period.


Related Information

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