Minimum wage legislation exists for Canadian provinces and territories as included in labor and employment standards.  Minimum wage laws stipulate the lowest rate an employer can pay employees who are covered under an Act or Standard and serve an important purpose: the protection of non-unionized workers in unskilled jobs.  Minimum wage rate standards can, however, Read more

The Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, signed an ordinance that soon will prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal backgrounds until after the first employment interview. Under the new chapter entitled “Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards”, employers are able to perform a background check or request the disclosure of an applicant’s criminal Read more