NL Employers’ Council and St. John’s Board of Trade Announce Wage Support Program
St. John’s, NL – The  Newfoundland and Labrador Employers’ Council and the St. John’s Board of Trade, in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced today a new wage support program to assist small and medium businesses in response to the April 1st minimum wage increase. The announcement was made today at Bannerman  [...]
Minimum Wage now linked to CPI as recommended by Employers’ Council
On February 20th government also announced that the minimum wage in Newfoundland & Labrador will now be tied to the national Consumer Price Index (CPI). Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, Al Hawkins, announced that minimum wage would be increased by 15 cents to $11.15 on April 1st, 2018. All future increases will be  [...]
NLEC speaks out on minimum wage increase
The provincial government announced today that effective October 1, 2014, the minimum wage will increase by 25 cents to $10.25 per hour. This will be followed by another 25 cent increase on October 1, 2015. The NL Employers’ Council (NLEC) had asked government not to implement the minimum wage advisory committee’s recommendation to increase minimum  [...]
Seeking protection for employers from drastic minimum wage increases The  Labour Relations Agency released the advisory committee’s review on minimum wage yesterday. The three-member advisory committee was appointed this summer and solicited public and stakeholder submissions on the minimum wage. The report outlined two recommendations for the Provincial Government to consider: That the minimum wage  [...]
NLEC asks government for more protection for employers from drastic increases to minimum wage
This government has raised the minimum wage in this province 67 per cent since 2005, a move that significantly increased payroll costs for employers. The NLEC is asking government for increased protection at law for employers from minimum wage increases of such magnitude and in such short time frames. The NLEC submission to the minimum wage review committee  [...]