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Minimum Wage

What is the minimum wage in the Yukon?

The minimum wage in the Yukon is $89.00 per hour as of April 1, 2011.

Am I covered by the minimum wage law in the Yukon?

All employees in the Yukon are covered by minimum wage law.

What about piece workers or those on commission?

The minimum wage for these employees is calculated by multiplying the standard hours worked in a pay period by the minimum wage.

What is the minimum wage for a domestic, farm worker, guide or person employed by an outfitter?

If these employees are not paid an hourly rate or on piece work, then their minimum wage is 8 hours multiplied by the current hourly minimum wage rate.

What is the minimum wage for taxi drivers?

Minimum wage for a taxi driver is calculated by multiplying the number of standard and overtime hours worked in a pay period by the regular and overtime minimum wage. If the commissions earned by the taxi driver in a pay period do not equal the amount calculated as the minimum wage, the employer must pay the difference.

Can my employer charge room and board?

An employee earning minimum wage can be charged for room and board provided there is a written agreement and provided the charge is not more than $5.00 per day.

Which legislation determines the minimum wage?

The Yukon Employment Standards Act.

How do I make a complaint about my work situation?

Learn more about making a complaint in your jurisdiction

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