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ON : Minimum wage increase to $ 14/hr - Questions regarding current Senior employees

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When most think of front line minimum wage retail workers, Part time shelf stockers and cashiers are thought of rather than sales associates.
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Min wage hike will of course put upward squeeze on wages especially current employees making around the $15-$18 mark

Employers will pay more to those employees if they want to retain them. Not hard to understand

Companies will need to sacrifice profit to pay higher wages to workers and pass on some of that to consumers
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retail stores that give out commission on top of base salary (like wirelesswave, rogers etc) will decrease commission pay once min wage goes up.
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mathiewannabe wrote:
Nov 28th, 2017 2:28 am


Long term effects of high minimum wage will be bad for almost everyone.
Minimum wage in Australia is $18.29 AUD / hr. Doesn't seem like higher wages for the lowest paid workers in the country has had any adverse effect there. Why would it be different here?
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My wife company increasing pay for all QA team from $19.00 to $21.50 so this is due to minimum wage increase as everyone is getting bump up.
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6060842 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:54 pm
Minimum wage in Australia is $18.29 AUD / hr. Doesn't seem like higher wages for the lowest paid workers in the country has had any adverse effect there. Why would it be different here?
Their salary is higher, but so is their cost of living.
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what is the net pay (After deductions for a biweekly paystub of $14.00 per hour?
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6060842 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 12:54 pm
Minimum wage in Australia is $18.29 AUD / hr. Doesn't seem like higher wages for the lowest paid workers in the country has had any adverse effect there. Why would it be different here?
so you don't know much about Australia. They adjust their wage due to cost of living, also supply/demand as paying less won't get them workers.
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divx wrote:
Dec 9th, 2017 2:21 pm
so you don't know much about Australia. They adjust their wage due to cost of living, also supply/demand as paying less won't get them workers.
Maybe I don't... , may I ask how you came up with such a detailed analysis? Since I live here in Canada I can only go by the information that I have access to like http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/06/06 ... 23242.html , http://www.nationmaster.com/country-inf ... da/Economy . Here is perhaps the only statistic that really matters and it doesn't seem to support your view. GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita $40,316.70
Ranked 11th. 3% more than Canada
Perhaps you have more authoritative information ?
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ronnielarmond wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 11:42 pm
what is the net pay (After deductions for a biweekly paystub of $14.00 per hour?
Biweekly at 40hr/week in Ontario (excluding $44.8 vacation pay).

Gross income: $1120.00

Deductions

Fed tax: 84.02
Prov tax: 44.96
CPP: 48.78
EI: 18.26

Net: $923.98

For future reference you can play around with this calculator.
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With the increase of minimum wage, the most that will suffer are the low to middle class that make just over minimum wage. In this case, the most that will suffer are the people who currently make 14-15$. They will be the most affected by all the prices increases that will follow so companies can keep their profits.
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Now pay is about skills and knowledge/talent.. not about how long you have stayed at a job anymore... you want to make more money.. you have to have advantages over other people at work.
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ericlewis91 wrote:
Dec 11th, 2017 9:25 am
Now pay is about skills and knowledge/talent.. not about how long you have stayed at a job anymore... you want to make more money.. you have to have advantages over other people at work.
Trust me, when they get $15/hr, they'll be asking for $17/hr. It's like employees with unions always go on strike every year or two, the moment they get what they want, they'll ask for more. The difference is that when minimum wage increases, cost of living also goes up, so they don't gain much in the end, and the rest of the crowd will have less disposable income.
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Who knows.People doing a much harder labour intensive job may now chose to forego a higher current wage rate and go to an easier job at minimum wage.
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badmus wrote:
Nov 28th, 2017 7:20 am
Some people from What I have seen making $13 - $16 now will be negatively affected, remember it is supposed to go $15 a year after as well. Some of these people I know about were happy to say they were some levels above minimum wage plus if prices go up due to this increase this group might not get much in wage increase but yet face higher costs.
You are correct. I have heard from a grocery store management employee that plans are in place to

-offer part time workers full time hours
-get rid of part time workers
-stop offering student jobs during the summer (e.g. uni and college students)
make sure there is No Wynne in Ontario by June 2018

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