What is obligation to pay wages?

What is obligation to pay wages?

Obligation to Fix Wages Periods The person responsible for payment of wages will have to fix periods in respect of payments of wages. However, the wage period should not exceed one month. As per the provision of payment of wages act the period in which a worker receives his or her wage, should not exceed one month.

How does an employer have to pay wages?

Paying wages Employees must be paid at least monthly and can be paid by one, or a combination of, the following: cash; cheque, money order or postal order, payable to the employee; electronic funds transfer (ie. EFT or bank transfer).

When does an employer have a legal obligation to pay an employee?

The employee has a right to see these records. If there is a dispute about part of an employee’s wages, you as the employer are still expected to pay the undisputed portion when it’s due. For example, if an employee says they are owed overtime, don’t stop paying the regular part of their pay while the dispute is ongoing.

When is an employee not paid on a salary basis?

An employee will not be considered to be paid “on a salary basis” if deductions from the predetermined salary are made for absences caused by an office closure during a week in which the employee performs any work. Exempt salaried employees are not required to be paid their salary, however, in weeks in which they do not work.

How is pay set out in an employment agreement?

Pay should be set out by the employer in the employment agreement. Minimum wage rates apply to all employees aged 16 and over, who are full-time, part-time, fixed-term, casual, working from home, and paid by wages, salary, commission or piece rates (some exceptions).

The employee has a right to see these records. If there is a dispute about part of an employee’s wages, you as the employer are still expected to pay the undisputed portion when it’s due. For example, if an employee says they are owed overtime, don’t stop paying the regular part of their pay while the dispute is ongoing.

Paying wages Employees must be paid at least monthly and can be paid by one, or a combination of, the following: cash; cheque, money order or postal order, payable to the employee; electronic funds transfer (ie. EFT or bank transfer).

When do you need to know your employment obligations?

We hope this information is of help when you review your HR practices and to ensure you correctly apply the statutory provisions, in compliance with the Employment Act (EA), towards becoming a responsible and progressive employer.

An employee will not be considered to be paid “on a salary basis” if deductions from the predetermined salary are made for absences caused by an office closure during a week in which the employee performs any work. Exempt salaried employees are not required to be paid their salary, however, in weeks in which they do not work.