Just as the summer winds down, we have an update on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Those who tuned-in for the McCarthy Tétrault webinars on Bill 148 will recall that public consultations were to be held across the province in July to elicit feedback on the draft Bill.
minimum wage increases
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.
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”