Minimum Wage Goes Up

EFFECTIVE May 1, 2012, just in time for the summer rush of new jobs, BC’s Minimum Wage increased to $10.25 per hour. This was the third and final installment in a series of three increases by the BC Government since 2011.

 

The basics:

  • The general minimum wage increases to $10.25 an hour.
  • The minimum wage for a liquor server increases to $9 per hour. For more info refer to this factsheet provided by the Government http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb/facshts/pdfs/Minimum%20Wage%20-%20Liquor%20Server.pdf 
  • The minimum daily wage for a live-in home support worker increases to $102.50 for each day or part day worked.
  • The minimum daily wage for a live-in camp leader increases to $82 for each day or part day worked.
  • The minimum wage for a resident caretaker increases to $2,094.84 per month when caring for an apartment building containing more than 60 residential suites; and to $615 per month plus $24.65 for each suite when caring for apartment buildings containing 9 to 60 residential suites.
  • Piece rates for hand harvesting certain crops were adjusted on May 1, 2011 and after a review will remain at those rates, unadjusted.

To learn more about the Employment Standards that apply in our workplaces and how they affect you,  plan to attend Career Link’s workshop “Your Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace” happening twice this month. 

In a confidential setting, topics covered include:

– BC Employment Standards
– legal & illegal interview questions
– how to ensure your safety on the job

Sign up to attend the workshop on either May 11th or May 25th from 10:30 AM to Noon at Career Link. Pick one of the dates and reserve your spot by simply calling us at 604.485.7958 or emailing yourteam@careerlinkbc.com Try it! It’s easy and free!

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