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New Brunswick bumps minimum wage • B.C.'s WCB launches new e-business options … • … and changes the way it applies payments • Changes to automobile calculation • nimum wage set to go up in Nova Scotia • Changes to New Brunswick’s minimum reporting wage • Payroll manager gets 15 years in jail
|CHRR, Guide to Payroll|Last Updated: 09/11/2003

New Brunswick bumps minimum wage


—New Brunswick is upping its minimum wage 20 cents an hour to $6.20 effective Jan. 1, 2004. Training and Employment Development Minister Margaret Ann-Blaney said the move is the first part of a three-part increase that will eventually see the minimum wage rise to $6.60 over the next few years. In addition to bumping the minimum wage, the province also instituted minimum reporting pay and a six-point package of family-friendly amendments to the Employment Standards Act. For more information visit