Legal Alert: N.B. Postpones Minimum Wage Rate Increase to April 1, 2012
October 6, 2011
N.B.’s minimum wage rate was scheduled to increase from $9.50 to $10.00/hour on September 1, 2011, the last step in a four-stage plan to increase it to the Atlantic Canadian average. However, on July 20, 2011 the N.B. Government announced its proposal to delay this scheduled increase to April 2012, and reserved 30 days for public consultation on its proposal. On August 25, 2011, the N.B. Government implemented its proposal, and delayed the minimum wage increase to April 1, 2012. Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have slated minimum wage increases to take effect on October 1, 2011, and both are, to date, proceeding as scheduled.
Click here to read N.B.’s revised Minimum Wage Regulation.
Click here to read McInnes Cooper’s June 2011 Legal Update “School is Out, Resumes Are In and Minimum Wages Are Up” for further details about the scheduled increases in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
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