Newfoundland & Labrador – Employment Standards

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Newfoundland & Labrador Employment / Labour Standards and Regulations – 2018
Minimum Wage
  • $11.00 per hour (April 1, 2018 increase to $11.15)
Call-in Pay
  • 3 hours at minimum or overtime wage rate
Overtime Pay:
Time + 1/2 times the minimum wage rate
  • Over 40 hours per week
Note 1: Overtime pay is not less than 150% of the provincial minimum wage.
 
Note 2: An employer is not required to pay overtime to employees who work longer than normal working hours at their own written request.
Provincial Payroll Tax
  • Annual gross: Less than $1.2M = 0%
  • Over $1.2M = 2%
Vacation Entitlement
  • After 1 year of employment: 2 weeks
  • After 15 years of employment: 3 weeks
Note: Where employee works at least 90 per cent of normal working hours in a 12 month period.
Vacation Pay
  • 4% of vacationable earnings
  • After 15 years of employment: 6%
Tip: To determine vacationable earnings, check the Vacationable Earnings chart or consult with employment/labour standards in the jurisdiction.
Statutory Holidays
  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Good Friday
  • Canada Day (July 1) – also known as Memorial Day
  • Labour Day
  • Remembrance Day (November 11)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
Statutory Holiday Pay (if worked)
  • 2 times daily wages, or alternate day with pay, or credit annual vacation
Note: Regular wages are determined by multiplying the employee's hourly rate of pay by the average number of hours worked in a day by the employee in the 3 weeks immediately preceding the holiday.
Statutory Holiday Pay (if not worked)
  • Regular wages
Note: Regular wages are determined by multiplying the employee's hourly rate of pay by the average number of hours worked in a day by the employee in the 3 weeks immediately preceding the holiday.
Notice of Termination
by Employer
  • 3 months - 2 years of employment: 1 wk
  • 2 - 5 years of employment: 2 weeks
  • 5 - 10 years of employment: 3 weeks
  • 10 - 15 years of employment: 4 weeks
  • 15 years of employment and over: 6 weeks
Note: When terminating in groups of 50 or more, group termination rules may apply.
Maternity or Pregnancy Leave
  • 17 weeks after 20 weeks of employment. Same if adoption
Note: Most jurisdictions require leaves to be taken within a specified period. Check with the applicable employment/labour standards office.
Parental Leave (available to either parent)
  • 35 weeks after 20 weeks of employment
Note: Most jurisdictions require leaves to be taken within a specified period. Check with the applicable employment/labour standards office.
Bereavement
  • 2 days unpaid / 1 day paid plus 2 days unpaid
Note: For employees employed for less than 30 days: 2 days of unpaid leave in the event of the death of a spouse, child, mother, father, brother or sister, grandparent, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law or son-in-law. For employees employed at least 30 days: 1 day of paid leave and 2 days of unpaid leave.
Compassionate/ Family Care/ Responsibility
  • 28 weeks / 7 days
Note: Seven days for family responsibility/sick leave; 28 weeks under compassionate care.
Sick
  • 7 days
Voting
  • 4 hours
Reservist’s Leave
  • Yes
Note: Leave for Reservists – Employees who are members of the Canadian Forces Reserves and deployed for active service are entitled to a job-protected unpaid leave. Eligibility requirements and period of leave varies-consult applicable employment/labour standards information.
Critical Illness of a Child Leave
  • 37 weeks
Note: If employed at least 30 days.
Death or Disappearance of a Child Leave
  • 104 weeks for death, 52 weeks for disappearance
Note: If employed at least 30 days.

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