Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Pay Period
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.
"pay period" means a period of up to 16 consecutive days of employment;
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 sections of the Act or Regulation
- s. 40, Exclusions from payday requirements
- s.40.1, Exclusions from payday requirements for certain farm workers