Minimum Wage is Increasing as an Employer of a Nanny Are You Ready?
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Minimum Wage is Increasing as an Employer of a Nanny Are You Ready?

by Trisha Heathcote

Some of the challenges in employing a nanny are keeping up with paperwork and ensuring that you are complying with federal and provincial employment standards. There are slight variations to employment laws that get altered over time: the foreign caregiver program, overtime legalities, room and board deductions, workplace safety boards, and minimum wage standards. Keeping up with all of these variances can be a headache if you don’t know what to look for.

This fall, various provinces are updating their minimum wage. As an employer of a caregiver, you need to be in full compliance whether your nanny is paid hourly or a salary.

Here is a breakdown of the changes in each province

  • British Columbia: $10.85 as of September 15, 2016
  • Alberta: $12.20 as of October 1, 2016*
  • Saskatchewan: $10.72 as of October 1, 2016
  • Ontario: $11.40 as of October 1, 2016
  • Prince Edward Island: $11.00 as of October 1, 2016

*Note in Alberta: the new live-in domestic wage moves from $2,127/month to $2,316/month

These changes and calculations can be time-consuming and overwhelming, but our HeartPayroll nanny payroll & tax service will help make sure everything is in order.

We handle all payroll, deductions, and taxes for your caregiver so that you can spend less time on worrying about compliance with employment standards and more time with your family.

To learn more about HeartPayroll’s caregiver payroll and tax service visit: HeartPayroll.com


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