Interpretation Guidelines Manual British Columbia Employment Standards Act and Regulations
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT - PART 1 - INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
ESA Section 1 – Definitions – Penalty
This section contains definitions for terms used throughout the Employment Standards Act and its Regulation.
"penalty" means a monetary penalty imposed under section 98;
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.
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