Employment Rights

Attention all working students!! Do you know your rights and responsibilities? Check out the topics below and find out more.

Minimum wage

The general minimum hourly wage is $10.25 per/hr

Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay any employee. Minimum wage applies to all employees regardless of how their wage are calculated – hourly, salary, flat rate, piece rate, commission or other incentive basis.

Minimum wage rates for live-in home support workers, resident caretakers and farm workers who harvest certain fruit and vegetable crops are set out in the Employment Standards Act.

Commissions earned by a salesperson must equal the minimum wage for all hours worked. Tips or gratuities are NOT considered wages. Restaurant servers must be paid at least the minimum wage, even if they receive tips or gratuities.

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