19.1. Upon the expiry of the delay for appeal or, if there has been an appeal, upon the expiry of 15 days following the Court’s decision, the employee may file a true copy of the labour commissioner’s decision made under section 15 or under section 19, or, as the case may be, a true copy of the Court’s decision, at the office of the clerk of the Superior Court of the district where the establishment of the employer concerned is situated.
Such filing must be made within six months from the decision of the labour commissioner or, in the case of an appeal, from the decision of the Court.
The decision on being filed acquires the same force and effect as a judgment of the Superior Court and is executory as such a judgment.
If that decision contains an order not to do or to cease doing, any person named or designated in such an order who transgresses it or refuses to comply therewith as well as any person who is not designated who knowingly contravenes it is guilty of contempt of court and may be condemned, in accordance with the procedure provided for in articles 53 and 54 of the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C-25), to a fine not exceeding $50 000 with or without imprisonment for not over one year. These penalties may be imposed repeatedly until the offender complies with the order.
1977, c. 41, s. 8; 1992, c. 61, s. 173.