HR Month in Review – August 2017: British Columbia

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LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Minimum Wage

Sept. 15: The British Columbia general minimum wage is going up 50¢ to $11.35 on that date. An identical increase will send the minimum wage for liquor servers to $10.10 per hour.

Workers’ Compensation

June 26: WorkSafeBC clarified the rules for clothing allowances to workers wearing an upper limb brace, i.e., brace worn at or above the wrist, which will be paid at the upper and lower limb rate, effective Jan. 1, 2018.