There are three different time limits that apply to filing a claim.
In most cases, the Ministry of Labour can only recover wages that became due within the six months before the date you file the claim submission.
Generally, wages become due (owed to you) on your regular payday. However, if your employment has ended, any wages the employer owes you are due either within seven days, or on your next regular payday, whichever is later.
If the employer owes you the same kind of wages (for example, overtime pay) more than once, including at least once in the six months before you filed your claim submission, the Ministry of Labour can recover any wages of the same kind that became due in the 12 months before the date you file the claim submission. Also, the Ministry of Labour can recover vacation pay that became due in the 12 months before the date you file the claim submission.
In some cases, an employee can file a claim submission up to two years after the violation of certain rights, including:
This information is provided as a public service. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information is as current and accurate as possible, errors do occasionally occur. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. Readers should, where possible, verify the information before acting on it.
ISBN: 978-1-4606-4058-6 (PRINT)
ISBN: 978-1-4606-4059-3 (HTML)
ISBN: 978-1-4606-4060-9 (PDF)