On November 8, 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, amending certain sections of Washington’s wage and hour laws to impose two significant requirements on employers within the state: an increase in the minimum wage and mandatory paid sick leave. Increase of the Minimum Wage Washington’s minimum wage for workers over the age of 18 will … Continue Reading
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The minimum wage that every Ontario employer must pay their employees has gone up from $11.25 to $11.40 per hour, effective October 1, 2016. The Ontario Employment Standards Act sets out further details for specific categories of employees, such as students, liquor servers, hunting and fishing guides, and homeworkers. For those workplaces that employ students, … Continue Reading