Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Penalty


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

"penalty" means a monetary penalty imposed under section 98;


Policy Interpretation

When a determination is issued under s.79 of the Act finding a contravention of the Employment Standards Act or the Employment Standards Regulation, an escalating monetary penalty must be imposed, subject to s.98 of the Act. The amount of the penalty will escalate in accordance with s.29 of the Employment Standards Regulation.

Any penalty imposed under s.98 of the Act is treated the same way as wages for the purposes of collection.


Related Information

Related sections of the Act or Regulation

ESA

ESR

Other

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Factsheets

Enforcement Measures and Penalties

Complaint Hearings