Young at work

Employers need to pay attention to differences in source deduction and employment standards rules that may apply
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/31/2016

This summer, many teenagers will be starting their first paid job. They may be excited about earning their “own” money or nervous about embarking on this new phase of life.

Whether employers are hiring summer students or part-time workers throughout the year, they need to follow source deduction and employment standards rules that apply to young workers. 

Not only is this good human resources practice, it may also save penalties and fines that may result from a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audit or employment standards inspection.