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Workforce: Highlights of the Employment Standards Code


Legislation: Holidays | Empl. Standards Code | Lab. Relations Act | Workforce Safety & Health Act

Miniumum Wage

All Employees: Effective October 1, 2015 - $11.00 per hour

Overtime Wage Rate

The overtime rate in Manitoba is 1.5 times the regular or straight time rate. An employee must be paid the overtime rate for all hours worked beyond 8 hours in a day or 40 hours a week. Overtime must be authorized by employers. (Separate wage rate and standard hours of work regulations exist for the construction industry.)  More detail on overtime and hours of work can be found at the Employment Standards Branch.

Remuneration Guidelines for General Holidays

There are eight paid general holidays in a year that are recognized in Manitoba. These are New Year's Day, Louis Riel Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For detailed information regarding remuneration for general holidays, please visit the Employment Standards Branch at the following link: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,gen-holidays-after-april-30-07,factsheet.html

Employers are advised to contact Manitoba Labour, Employment Standards Branch about specific situations.

Vacation Pay

Employees who have worked for the same employer for a full year are entitled to two weeks of paid vacation. When employees complete their fifth year of work with an employer, they are entitled to three weeks vacation.

Vacation pay is calculated based on the earnings in the previous year. For each week of vacation, employees earn two per cent of their gross wages as vacation pay. For example: employees who earn two weeks of vacation receive four per cent of their gross wages as vacation pay. Employees with three weeks vacation receive six per cent of their gross wages as vacation pay.

For detailed information regarding vacation pay, please visit the Employment Standards Branch at the following link: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,vacations,factsheet.html

Source: Manitoba Labour Programs - Employment Standards Branch

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