Op-Ed: Why Nova Scotia Needs Prompt Payment Legislation

Imagine for a moment you check your bank account on pay day and notice your pay hasn’t been deposited. You go to your boss and ask what’s going on? In response your boss tells you that instead of paying you for your work, the company has arbitrarily decided not to pay you. My guess is that wouldn’t work for you, not to mention is illegal because we have legislation to protect workers from such practices. Why then, does the government feel it is OK to let this go on in the world of construction?

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Published in allNovaScotia on February 23, 2019
Submitted by Duncan Williams, President & CEO, Construction Association of Nova Scotia