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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 the Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act “Minimum Wage” chapter on the Ministry of Labour website at www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/guide/minwage.php

Calculating Wages Owed
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



Subtotal of Wages Owed
Plus 4% Vacation Pay (Subtotal × 0.04)
(ADD if you are no longer employed by the employer or if 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.

** Minimum wage calculations are based on pay periods, which may be weekly, etc.

*** Wages Owed = Wages Earned – Wages Paid

This Worksheet is provided for your information and convenience only. This is not a claim form.
For information on filing a claim, call the Employment Standards Centre at 1-800-531-5551 or visit www.labour.gov.on.ca

Example

An employee works Monday to Friday and is paid $350.00/week, and 4% vacation pay is paid on each paycheque. The employee has an 8-hour day with one 30-minute lunch break (completely free from work) and works five days a week. Therefore, the employee must be paid an amount that is at least equal to total number of hours (37.5) multiplied by the minimum wage. The hours were worked in April of 2010.
37.5 hours × $10.25/hour = $384.38, therefore the employee is owed $34.38 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 $10.25. 40 hours × $10.25/hour = $410.00, therefore the employee is owed $60.00 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 March 31, 2009 March 31, 2010
General Minimum Wage $9.50 /hour $10.25 /hour
Student Minimum Wage (Students under 18 working not more than 28 hours per week or working during a school holiday) $8.90 / hour $9.60 /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
*** Wages Owed = Wages Earned – Wages Paid
From: 5 / April / 2010
To: 9 / April / 2010
37.5 $ 10.25 37.5 × $ 10.25
= $ 384.38
$ 350.00 $ 34.38
From: 12 / April / 2010
To: 16 / April / 2010
37.5 $ 10.25 37.5 × $ 10.25
= $ 384.38
$ 350.00 $ 34.38
From: 19 / April / 2010
To: 23 / April / 2010
40 $ 10.25 40 × $ 10.25
= $ 410.00
$ 350.00 $ 60.00
Subtotal of Wages Owed $ 128.76
Plus 4% Vacation Pay (Subtotal × 0.04)
(ADD if you are no longer employed by the employer or if you receive vacation pay on each pay cheque)
$ 5.15
Total Amount Owed $ 133.91

* 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.

** Minimum wage calculations are based on pay periods, which may be weekly, 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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