Human Resources Legislative Update
Amendment to EI Act on Employer Repayment Obligations Proclaimed Into Force
Date: December 21, 2012
Section 607 amends section 46 of the EI Act by adding a section which creates a time limit of 36 months on certain EI repayment obligations of employers and other prescribed parties. The section states:
46.01 No amount is payable under section 45, or deductible under subsection 46(1), as a repayment of an overpayment of benefits if more than 36 months have elapsed since the lay-off or separation from the employment in relation to which the earnings are paid or payable and, in the opinion of the Commission, the administrative costs of determining the repayment would likely equal or exceed the amount of the repayment.