Putting employment standards practices under the microscope

By regularly reviewing company policies and practices, payroll can help ensure it is complying with the law before employment standards officers come knocking
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 03/01/2016

No one likes to make errors, but for payroll departments mistakes can be costly. Fines and penalties can add up quickly if payroll professionals are not following the rules. 


This does not just apply to source deductions and remittances. Errors related to paying employees can get employers in trouble with provincial/territorial employment standards board. For instance, in Ontario, the top five complaints against employers in 2014/15 were all related to employee payments: unpaid wages, vacation pay/time, termination pay, public holiday pay and overtime pay.