Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS

ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Settlement Agreement

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


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."settlement agreement" means a settlement agreement under Section 78.


Text of Legislation

"settlement agreement" means a settlement agreement under Section 78.


Policy Interpretation

Under s.78 of the Act, the Director of Employment Standards can assist parties in reaching a settlement agreement to resolve complaints under the Employment Standards Act. Settlement agreements are binding and may be filed in Supreme Court for enforcement.

Under the Act “settlement agreements” are treated the same for wage collection purposes as a determination issued by the director naming a person responsible for unpaid wages.


Related Information

ESA

Other

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Factsheets

Complaint Resolution and the Employment Standards Act

Enforcement Measures and Penalties