Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Payroll Record
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.
"payroll record" means a record required under section 28 to be kept by an employer;
Payroll records, including a record of daily hours worked, must be kept for all employees regardless of the method of payment or duration of employment. These records must be kept for both current and past employees for a period of 2 years after employment ends.
Payroll records including a daily record of hours worked must be kept for all employees, regardless of whether they are paid on an hourly rate, commission, piece rate or other incentive basis. Employers of employees who are excluded from certain provisions of the Act are also required to keep payroll records under this section.
If the director determines under s.79 of the Act that a person has contravened the requirement to keep and maintain records in accordance with s.28 of the Act the employer will be subject to an escalating monetary penalty, subject to s.98 of the Act, as specified in the Employment Standards Regulation, s.29.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation