While rumours of a $15 minimum wage have been swirling around since the past month, the announcement comes as part of the Ontario Liberal’s bigger campaign to protect vulnerable workers. The announcement also confirmed the rumours that annual vacation pay will be rising from two weeks to three weeks for employees that have worked at their jobs for at least five years.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: A case that addresses the validity of a termination of employment provision; Consumer Price Index (December 2016); and the release of revised noise guideline "A Guide to the Noise Regulation (O. Reg. 381/15) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act".
This morning’s blog post informed you of the upcoming minimum wage increase on October 1, 2016, in Ontario. However, there are upcoming minimum wage increases on October 1, 2016 in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island as well.
- The Alberta minimum wage is increasing to $12.20 for most employees; the current liquor server rate will be abolished effective October 1, 2016; a weekly minimum wage of $486 for many salespersons, including land agents and certain professionals; and a monthly minimum wage of $2,316 for domestic employees.
- The Saskatchewan‘s general minimum wage will increase from $10.50 to $10.72 per hour.
- The Prince Edward Island general minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour from $10.75 per hour.
Also important to note that on September 15, 2016, British Columbia did increase the general minimum wage from $10.45 to $10.85.
In addition, the New Brunswick government recently announced a consultation on the … Continue reading “New minimum wage in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island”