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Labour Standards Code (amended)

BILL NO. 54

(as introduced)

1st Session, 63rd General Assembly
Nova Scotia
66 Elizabeth II, 2017



Private Member's Bill



Labour Standards Code
(amended)



Tammy Martin
Cape Breton Centre



First Reading: October 18, 2017

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill provides for a gradual increase of the minimum wage to $15.00 and repeals the power to fix a different minimum wage for inexperienced employees.

An Act to Amend Chapter 246
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Labour Standards Code,
Respecting Minimum Wage

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 (1) Subsection 50(1) of Chapter 246 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Labour Standards Code, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is further amended by striking out "The" in the first, second and third lines and substituting "Subject to subsection (3), the".

(2) Subsection 50(2) of Chapter 246, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is further amended by

(a) striking out "The" in the first, second and third lines and substituting "Subject to subsection (3), the"; and

(b) striking out "or inexperienced employees" in the second line of clause 50(2)(g).

(3) Section 50 of Chapter 246, as amended by Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1991, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (2) the following subsection:

(3) Where a minimum wage is fixed upon an hourly basis, that wage must not be fixed at an amount less than eleven dollars and seventy cents.

2 (1) Subsection 50(3) of Chapter 246, as enacted by this Act, is amended by striking out "eleven dollars and seventy cents" and substituting "thirteen dollars and thirty-five cents".

(2) Subsection 50(3) of Chapter 246, as enacted and amended by this Act, is further amended by striking out "thirteen dollars and thirty-five cents" and substituting "fifteen dollars".

3 (1) Section 1 has effect on or after on January 1, 2018.

(2) Subsection 2(1) has effect on or after January 1, 2019.

(3) Subsection 2(2) has effect on or after January 1, 2020.


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