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My employer isn’t paying my wages

Last reviewed in February 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors

BC law requires that employers must pay an employee's wages at least twice a month. If your employer isn't paying your wages, good starting points include:

  • Getting Paid for Work, from the provincial government, explains the rights employees have to get paid for their work.
  • Making a Complaint, from the provincial government, outlines the process for filing a complaint under the BC Employment Standards Act.
  • LSLAP Manual: Employment Law, from the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program, has more detailed information about what you can do. Look under the section "Remedies."

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