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Hamilton Employment Law

Ed Canning has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employment law and human rights for 23 years in the City of Hamilton, representing both employers and employees. For 20 years, he has been writing a bi-weekly column in The Hamilton Spectator on employment law and human rights issues that are of interest to both employers and employees. In this blog, you can have access to approximately 500 articles on various subject matters ranging from Employment Standards Act issues, wrongful dismissal issues to human rights issues.

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MINIMUM WAGE AND THE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT

QUESTION:    It seems like I have been waitering for half my life.  Finally I am getting around to asking a few questions.  Is it true that waiters have a lower minimum wage than everyone else?  In addition, my employer often schedules me for a four hour shift and then sends me home after an hour if it is not busy.  Shouldn’t he have to pay me for the four hours I was scheduled for?