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1

does each province and federal government outline a minimum employment standards for companies that fall under their jurisdiction?

yes

2

our course will cover the Employment standards act (ESA) for what

Ontario

3

how long do you keep employees name and address on file

keep for 3 years after the employee stops working for you

4

how long do you keep records related to a maternity leave

3 years after the day the leave expired

5

As a general rule you should keep all employee payroll records for how long?

minimum of 5 years

6

Are the provincial rules for record retention the same as CRA's

no they may differ

7

what kinds of information other than payroll should you also keep

periodic performance reviews as well as any disciplinary incidents

8

what is a statement of wage

pay stub

9

what must be shown on a statement of wages

1. pay period dates
2. rate of pay
3. other payment or living allowances
4. gross earnings
5. deductions and details of purposes
6. net pay

10

can employers provide electronic versions of wage statements?

as long as the employee can access this information and has the ability to make a paper copy

11

in Ontario an employer must provide their employees with a written statement containing details of each employee's annual vacation entitlement this includes:

1. unpaid vacation accrued in prior years
2. vacation accrued in the current year
3. vacation pay in current period
4. total vacation pay available

12

How long must the keep the written statement of employee's annual
vacation entitlement?

minimum of 3 years

13

what is the minimum age for employment in Ontario

16

14

Where do you find information on minimum age requirement for employment?

ESA website under the young workers section

15

who sets the minimum wage rates

each province sets their own

16

what does minimum age rate mean

the lowest rate an employer can pay an employee

17

as of June 1, 2014 what are the minimum wage rates in Ontario

1. general worker - $11.00 / hr

2. students under 18:
$10.30 per hr (students under the age of 18 who work 28 hrs a week or less)

3. Liquor severs: $9.55 per hour
applies to employees who sever liquor directly to customers in a licensed establishment

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hours of work