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The City of Kenora's revising their wages for student staff. With the increases in minimum wage, staff have found there are revisions needed.

They're also looking at ways to encourage students to move up and improve their skills.

Mayor Dave Canfield is on record as saying the increase in minimum wage has been too fast. It hit $14/hr. in January, and it'll rise again to $15/hr. in 2019.

Other changes include:

- Part-time workers who are doing the same job as a full-time worker, will receive a mandated equal pay.

- The minimum vacation day entitlement for workers would rise to three weeks per year, following five years working for the same employer.

- Employers would be required to pay a worker for three hours if the employer cancels a shift with less than 48 hours of notice.

- All workers, part-time and full-time, would be given 10 personal emergency leave days a year. Two of those days must be paid.

- Ban employers from requiring a doctor's sick note for an employee taking personal emergency leave

- The government is also expanding family leaves and adding measures to ensure that employees are not mis-classified as independent contractors, ensuring they get the benefits and protections they deserve.

For more information:

Minimum wage increased

Wage increase 'too fast', Canfield 

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