The BC Government issued the following news release on March 12, 2015:
The B.C. government is indexing increases in the general minimum hourly wage and liquor server wage to B.C.'s Consumer Price Index (CPI), Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond announced today.
The government is committed to reasonable and predictable yearly minimum wage increases linked to B.C. CPI. Going forward, from 2016 onward, the minimum wage will be determined using a formula calculated upon the percentage the B.C. Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in the previous calendar year. In years where there is a negative CPI change, the minimum wage would stay the same.
In addition, this indexing formula is being applied to the period since the last minimum wage increase in 2012. Effective Sept. 15, 2015, the general minimum hourly wage will increase from $10.25 to $10.45 and the liquor server wage from $9.00 to $9.20 per hour. read more »
The Ontario Ministry of Labour issued the following news release on February 17, 2015:
Ontario to Launch Public Consultations on Labour Laws
Province Aims to Address the Changing Workplace
This spring, Ontario will launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace.
Workplace trends that will be examined include:
-Greater workplace diversity.
-The increase in non-standard working relationships such as temporary jobs, part-time work, and self-employment. read more »