On November 20, 2014, Bill 18 received Royal Assent. The following changes are effective February 20, 2015:
- The new limitation period for employees to bring an unpaid wage claim to the Ministry of Labour is extended from six months to two years.
- The new limitation for employees to bring an unpaid vacation pay claim before the Ministry of Labour is extended from six months to one year.
- There is now no limit on the amount of unpaid wages that an Employment Standards Officer can order employers to pay, removing the $10,000 limit.
For more information view our article, “Workplace Laws Changing — Get Ready!”.
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