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Nova Scotia minimum wage hike out of line with reality: Restaurant association • Minimum wage, flexibility among employment standards recommendations in British Columbia • Alberta releases action plan to keep people working longer • Canada’s tax and social security burden relatively low: OECD report • Increasing B.C.’s minimum wage will mean lost jobs: Report • Average weekly payroll earnings grew 4 per cent in a year: StatsCan
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 06/02/2011

Nova Scotia minimum wage hike out of line with reality: Restaurant association

HALIFAX — The minimum wage increase to $10 an hour in Nova Scotia will hit small businesses hard across the province, said the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA). The increase is significantly higher than other economic indicators, according to the CRFA. The CRFA made recommendations to the government to create more opportunities in the province, including raising the basic personal tax exemption to be consistent with other provinces and introducing a tip differential to recognized extra income earned by liquor servers. The government should slow the scheduled minimum wage increases to match the marketplace, according to the CRFA.

Minimum wage, flexibility among employment standards recommendations in British Columbia