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Minimum Wage Worksheet

Use this worksheet to calculate the amount of pay your employer may owe you if you were paid less than minimum wage for all the hours that you worked in a pay period. Please copy and attach as many worksheets as you need to support your request.

Minimum wage is the lowest rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are entitled to be paid at least minimum wage. Refer to the chart on the back of this page for the current minimum wage rate.

For more information, call the Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551 or refer to Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act, 2000Minimum Wage” chapter on the Ministry of Labour website.

Calculating Wages Owed
Date of
Pay Period
Day/Month/Year
*Hours Worked in the Pay Period
(subtract paid or
unpaid eating periods
and breaks during
which you are free to
leave the workplace)
**Minimum
Wage Rate
Wages Earned
(Hours Worked
×
Minimum Wage Rate)
Wages Paid ***Wages
Owed



Subtotal of Wages Owed
Plus 4% Vacation Pay (Subtotal × 0.04) ONLY if you are no longer employed by your employer or you receive vacation pay on each paycheque.
Total Amount Owed

* Eating periods do not count towards hours worked. Breaks other than eating periods only count towards hours worked if you are required to stay at your place of work during the breaks.

** Compliance with the Minimum wage requirement is determined on a pay period basis, which may be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.

*** Wages Owed = Wages Earned – Wages Paid

Example

An employee works Monday to Friday and is paid $350.00/week, with 4% vacation pay paid on each paycheque. The employee has an 8-hour work day with one 30-minute lunch break (completely free from work). She has a weekly pay period. Therefore, the employee must be paid an amount that is at least equal to the total number of hours worked per week (37.5) multiplied by the minimum wage. The hours were worked in June of 2014.

37.5 hours x $11.00/hour = $412.50. She was only paid $350.00. Therefore the employee is owed $62.50 in unpaid wages.

If the employee had an 8½-hour day with a 30 minute lunch break each day and worked five days a week, the employee would be required to be paid for 40 hours at the rate of $11.00.

40 hours x $11.00/hour = $440.00, therefore the employee is owed $90.00 in unpaid wages.

Minimum Wage Rate
Note:
The minimum wage rate is different for liquor servers, homeworkers, and hunting and fishing guides.
Minimum Wage Rate Before June 1, 2014 June 1, 2014
General Minimum Wage $10.25 / hour $11.00 / hour
Student Minimum Wage (Students under 18 working not more than 28 hours per week or working during a school holiday) $9.60 / hour $10.30 / hour

Sample Calculation Based on Example Above
Date of
Pay Period
Day/Month/Year
*Hours Worked
(subtract paid or
unpaid eating periods
and breaks during
which you are free to
leave the workplace)
**Minimum
Wage Rate
Wages Earned
(Hours Worked
×
Minimum Wage Rate)
Wages Paid ***Wages
Owed
From: 1 / June / 2014
To: 7 / June / 2014
37.5 $ 11.00 37.5 × $ 11.00
= $ 412.50
$ 350.00 $ 62.50
From: 8 / June / 2014
To: 14 / June / 2014
37.5 $ 11.00 37.5 × $ 11.00
= $ 412.50
$ 350.00 $ 62.50
From: 15 / June / 2014
To: 21 / June / 2014
40 $ 11.00 40 × $ 11.00
= $ 440.00
$ 350.00 $ 90.00
Subtotal of Wages Owed $ 215.00
Plus 4% Vacation Pay (Subtotal × 0.04) ONLY if you are no longer employed by your employer or you receive vacation pay on each paycheque. $ 8.60
Total Amount Owed $ 223.60

* Eating periods do not count towards hours worked. Breaks other than eating periods only count towards hours worked if you are required to stay at your place of work during the breaks.

** Compliance with the Minimum wage requirement is determined on a pay period basis, which may be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.

*** Wages Owed = Wages Earned − Wages Paid

This information is provided as a public service. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information is as current and accurate as possible, errors do occasionally occur. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information. Readers should, where possible, verify the information before acting on it.

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