Failure to keep accurate payroll records translates into failure in court

"A failure to keep adequate records is fatal to the employer’s case where the stories are conflicting"
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Matechuk v. Stackhouse, 2005 CarswellNB 224 (N.B. Labour & Employment Bd.)

New Brunswick’s labour board has ruled that an employee’s hourly wage did not include her vacation pay. Lara Matechuk went to work for Dianne Stackhouse’s horse operation in June 2003. She cleaned the barn, tack room and equipment, fed the 50 or so horses and did other related duties as required. She resigned in July 2004 to take another job.

In November 2004 Matechuk filed a complaint against Stackhouse, seeking $414 in unpaid vacation pay. Stackhouse claimed that during the initial job interview she had told Matechuk the job paid $8 per hour “all inclusive.”