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Human rights legislation is meant to remedy the situation for the person or group discriminated against and to prevent further discrimination. It is not meant to punish the individual or organization that has discriminated.
The minimum wage is adjusted annually by a formula based on changes in the Consumer Price Index. The new rates come into effect on October 1 and are published on or before April 1 of every year.
For more information and to check the current minimum wage, go to the Government of Ontario website.
An employer has the legal right to deduct your wages under 3 circumstances:
Statutory Deductions: These are the deductions that employers must make due to federal and provincial laws.
Written Authorization: An employer can make deductions to your pay if you provide written consent.
Court Orders: A court may determine that an employee owes the employer money.
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