General Minimum Wage: $12.95 per hour
Separate Minimum Wages:
• Alternate rates for logging, forestry, construction workers
• Separate minimum wage for inexperienced workers eliminated
• Every April 1: CPI rounded to nearest 5¢
Overtime Pay: 1.5 times the employees wage rate.
Overtime Hours: Weekly Overtime – All hours worked over 48 hours in a week.
Statutory Holiday Pay: (If worked): Time and a half plus regular day or regular day plus alternate day. (If not worked): Regular day’s pay
Sick Days: 3 days.
Vacation: Must work 1 full year before entitled to vacation time.
Entitled to 2 weeks of vacation after each of the first 7 years of employment and must be paid at least 4% of vacationable earnings.
Entitled to 3 weeks of vacation after 8 consecutive years of employment and paid at least 6% of vacationable earnings.
Statutory Holidays: New Year’s Day, Nova Scotia Heritage Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day and Christmas Day.
Average Workers’ Comp Assessment Rate 2021: $2.65 per $100
Maximum Assessable/Insurable Earnings 2021: $64,500
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