Act respecting labour standards Chapter VII - Penal provisions (Section 139 to 147)
Chapter VII - Penal provisions (Section 139 to 147)
Penal proceedings for an offence under a provision of this Act shall be prescribed by one year from the date on which the prosecutor became aware of the commission of the offence. However, no proceedings may be instituted where more than five years have elapsed from the commission of the offence.
1979, c. 45, s. 144; 1992, c. 61, s. 419.
Within the context of the penal proceedings instituted under the Act respecting labour standards, the Commission des normes du travail may be the prosecutor. It has one year from the date on which it becomes aware of the commission of the offence to institute proceedings.