3. Minimum Wage / Rest Periods / Recall Pay

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MINIMUM WAGE / REST PERIODS / RECALL PAY

 

MINIMUM WAGE RATE - EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE AT LEAST MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL HOURS OF WORK.

THE MINIMUM WAGE RATE IS $13.00 PER HOUR (as of April 1, 2016) WITH NO AGE RESTRICTION.

WAGES ARE DEFINED IN THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT AS INCLUDING EVERY FORM OF REMUNERATION FOR WORK PERFORMED BUT DOES NOT INCLUDE TIPS AND OTHER GRATUITIES.

 

REST PERIODS

 

DAY OF REST - EMPLOYEES ARE ENTITLED TO AT LEAST ONE DAY OF REST IN EACH WEEK, AND WHENEVER PRACTICAL, THAT DAY SHALL BE SUNDAY.

 

MEAL BREAKEMPLOYEES MUST RECEIVE A THIRTY (30) MINUTE MEAL BREAK AFTER FIVE CONSECUTIVE HOURS OF WORK AS STATED BY REGULATION. AN EMPLOYEE TAKING A MEAL BREAK SHALL NOT WORK DURING THE MEAL BREAK. IN SOME EMPLOYMENT SITUATIONS IT IS NOT PRACTICAL TO HAVE MEAL BREAK. IN SUCH CASES THE EMPLOYER MUST APPLY TO THE LABOUR STANDARDS OFFICER FOR A WAIVER.

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MINIMUM WAGE / REST PERIODS / RECALL PAY

 

RECALL PAY

A WAGE REGULATION TO THE LABOUR STANDARDS ACT STIPULATES THAT WHEN AN EMPLOYER CALLS A WORKER BACK TO WORK, AND THE RECALL WAS NOT SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE, THE EMPLOYEE IS ENTITLED TO A MINIMUM PAYMENT EQUAL TO FOUR (4) HOURS AT HIS / HER REGULAR RATE OF PAY FOR REPORTING TO WORK. THIS APPLIES EVEN IF NO WORK IS PERFORMED.

 

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

LABOUR STANDARDS COMPLIANCE OFFICE 

BOX 1000, STN 590

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT X0A 0H0

 

TEL: 1-867-975-6322 TOLL FREE: 1- 877-806-8402

FAX: 1-867-975-6367

 

THIS IS A GUIDE ONLY

FOR INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATIONPURPOSES, REFER TO THE NUNAVUT LABOUR STANDARDS ACT, ITSREGULATIONS AND AMMENDMENTS.