Legislative roundup: Changes in payroll laws and regulations from across Canada

Alberta's minimum wage to increase • Employment standards enforcement ramped up • Saskatchewan's minimum wage going up • Manitoba's minimum wage going up • QPIP premiums to increase
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 09/01/2011

Alberta

Minimum wage to increase

Starting Sept. 1, the general minimum wage rate in Alberta will rise from $8.80 per hour to $9.40. The province is also implementing a specific minimum wage rate for employees who serve liquor as part of their regular job. Beginning Sept. 1, a minimum wage of $9.05 per hour applies to liquor servers. The minimum wage for many salespersons will increase from $352 per week to $376.

Employment standards enforcement ramped up