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It is illegal for an employer to pay less than the minimum wage set out in the regulations. It must pay all regular wages earned by employees in a pay period at least every two weeks and within eight days after the end of the pay period.
If an employer terminates the employment relationship, it must pay the employee within 48 hours all wages owing. If an employee terminates the relationship, she is entitled to be paid in full within six days.
All wages must be paid in Canadian currency, by cheque, draft or money order, or, if authorized by the
employee in writing or under a collective agreement, by deposit to the employee's banking account.
If an employer requires an employee to wear special clothing, it must provide this clothing and keep it in good
condition, without charge to the employee. The employer and the majority of employees may, however, agree otherwise.
On every pay day, the employer must give each employee a written wage statement for the pay period. This statement must include
hiring | wages etc. | hours | statutory holidays | leaves
vacation | termination
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