O.C. 238/2016
September 9, 2016

A.R. 145/2016

September 12, 2016


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Employment Standards Amendment Regulation set out in the attached Appendix.

For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Labour

Authority:                           Employment Standards Code
                                             (section 138)


 

APPENDIX

Employment Standards Code

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS AMENDMENT REGULATION

1   The Employment Standards Regulation (AR 14/97) is amended by this Regulation.

 

2   Section 9 is repealed and the following is substituted:

Basic minimum wage

9   Employers must pay wages to employees at at least the following rates:

                                       (a)    except where clause (b) or (c) applies, the rate is

                                                (i)    from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017,  $12.20 per hour,

                                               (ii)    from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, $13.60 per hour, and

                                             (iii)    from October 1, 2018, $15.00 per hour;

                                       (b)    for an employee employed as

                                                (i)    an individual who has attained the age of 16 years and who engages in a direct selling business within the meaning of the Direct Selling Business Licensing Regulation (AR 190/99) under the Fair Trading Act on behalf of the holder of a direct selling business licence established by that Regulation,

                                               (ii)    a salesperson, other than a route salesperson, remunerated in whole or in part by commission, who is engaged in soliciting orders, principally outside of the employer’s place of business, for goods or services that will subsequently be delivered or provided to the purchaser,

                                             (iii)    an automobile, truck, recreational vehicle or bus salesperson,

                                              (iv)    a manufactured home salesperson,

                                               (v)    a farm machinery salesperson,

                                              (vi)    a heavy duty construction equipment or road construction equipment salesperson,

                                            (vii)    a residential home salesperson employed by a person who builds those homes,

                                           (viii)    a land agent licensed under the Land Agents Licensing Act, or

                                              (ix)    any person referred to in section 2(2),

                                       the rate is

                                               (x)    from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017, $486 per week,

                                              (xi)    from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, $542 per week, and

                                            (xii)    from October 1, 2018, $598 per week;

                                       (c)    in the case of an employer and employee referred to in section 6, where the employee lives or lives primarily in the employer’s home, the rate is

                                               (a)    from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017,  $2316 per month,

                                               (b)    from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018,  $2582 per month, and

                                               (c)    from October 1, 2018, $2848 per month.

 

3   This Regulation comes into force on October 1, 2016.