Legal Alert: NS Increases Minimum Wage Rates
January 31, 2014
By Kiersten Amos, Former Lawyer at McInnes Cooper
On January 31, 2014 the NS government announced that NS’s minimum wage rates will rise by $.10 / hour effective April 1, 2014:
- Experienced Workers. The wage for “Experienced” workers – those with experience in a particular area of work and/or who have been employed by the same employer for more than three calendar months – will rise to $10.40 / hour.
- Inexperienced Workers. The wage for inexperienced workers will rise to $9.90 / hour.
The NS government adjusts minimum wages annually in January of each year. The government enacted the changes to the minimum wage on January 29, 2014. NS is the only Atlantic Province with a two-tiered minimum wage system based on experienced and inexperienced workers.
Click here to read the NS government’s press release announcing the increases.
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