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|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 07/02/2015


Government reviewing minimum wage

Alberta’s recently elected provincial government says it is working on a new formula for adjusting minimum wage rates in the province. Employers and employees should know what the changes will be by early July, Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour Lori Sigurdson said in a news release.

The government is consulting with industry associations that represent employers that typically pay minimum wage, as well as labour and public interest advocacy organizations, about establishing a new way to set minimum wage rates. Sigurdson said the government will phase in minimum wage changes beginning Oct.1.