NL, Canada Minimum Wage 2016 Newfoundland and Labrador Minimum Wage Rate 2016

What is the Minimum Wage in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada Minimum Wage:

$10.00 per hour

Newfoundland and Labrador's minimum wage is $10.00 per hour. A total of 3 Canadian provinces or territories have a minimum wage rate higher then Newfoundland and Labrador.

A full time hourly worker in Newfoundland and Labrador earning minimum wage will earn a total of $400.00 per week and approximately $20,800.00 per year (based on an 8-hour work day and a 260-day work year). Remember that, with tax deductions, the actual amount earned will likely be lower.

Newfoundland and Labrador Minimum Wage & Labor Law

The Newfoundland Minmum Wage was raised from $10 per hour in 2012. The minimum wage applies to all employers and employees in the province, with no exceptions for employees who recieve tips or commissioned employees.

Newfoundland Overtime Minimum Wage - All employees who work over 40 hours in any given week are entitled to "time and a half" overtime wages for each additional hour worked. The Newfoundland overtime wage is $15.00 per hour (1 times the Minimum Wage of $10.00). In addition, an employee may elect to take one and a half hours of paid time off instead of overtime pay in exchange for each overtime hour worked with the agreement of their employer.

Additional provisions to Newfoundland's minimum wage and labor law regulations include the following:

  • Any employee scheduled for more then 3 hours of work and is asked to leave work early must be paid for at least three hours of work at the Newfoundland minimum wage rate
  • All employees are entitled to at least one hour of unpaid rest after every five consecutive hours worked
  • Employees are entitled to at least 24 hours of consecutive rest each week of employment, where possible on a Sunday
  • Employees are entitled to be paid for any work-related meetings, training, etc at at least the minimum wage rate

What is the Minimum Wage?

The Newfoundland and Labrador Minimum Wage is the lowest hourly wage employers in Newfoundland and Labrador can legally pay their employees. The minimum wage is set by the Newfoundland and Labrador government and is periodically updated to reflect the current cost of living and ensure that all workers are paid a fair living wage.

What if my employer is paying me less then the Minimum Wage?

Unless your job is covered by one of Newfoundland and Labrador's legal exemptions to the minimum wage described above, your employer is legally required to pay you at least the hourly minimum wage of $10.00 per hour. If you believe your employer is illegally paying you less then the Newfoundland and Labrador minimum wage, contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Labor immediately and they will advocate on your behalf.

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