Ordered to pay unpaid vacation pay

Employer failed to keep adequate records on payments to an employee
|Canadian Employment Law Today

James Guiggey first went to work for Rick Brewer, carrying on business under the registered name of Better Homes & Renovations, as a carpenter’s helper in late April, early May 2000. He was laid off in December 2000. In March 2001 he was re-employed by Mr. Brewer and worked until May 17, 2001. During the course of his employment Mr. Guiggey earned $10 per hour.

In October 2001 Mr. Guiggey brought a complaint against his former employer to the New Brunswick Employment Standards Branch. The complaint alleged that during the course of his employment, Mr. Brewer failed to pay him any vacation pay.

As a result of the complaint an employment standards officer, Ginette Savoie, commenced an investigation. Based on her investigation she determined that Mr. Brewer had violated the Employment Standards Act and ordered him to pay Mr. Guiggey the amount of $490.02 representing unpaid vacation pay. This order was issued on Jan. 2, 2002.