Legislatures busy changing employment lawsBy Sari Sanders05/23/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/24/2005 Canadian legislatures have been busily reviewing a number of employment laws, especially those related to employment standards, workers compensation and occupational health and safety. What’s more, changes to several general laws also will affect HR practitioners.Minimum wageOntario’s general minimum wage increased from $7.15 to $7.45 per hour on Feb. 1, 2005. The rate for students under 18 years old who are employed for 28 hours a week or fewer rose from $6.70 to $6.95 per hour. The rate for liquor servers increased from $6.20 to $6.50 per hour. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.