Wages and Benefits

The level of pay is defined in the employment contract and the collective bargaining agreement which binds the employer. If you as an employer are not bound by a collective bargaining agreement, you must pay your employees normal, reasonable remuneration.

Instead of monthly salary or hourly wages, remuneration could be in the form of a results-based contract rate or commission, as long as it is equal to or above the minimum pay set out in the collective bargaining agreement.

Under the Employment Contracts Act, pay must be paid on the last day of the remuneration period, unless otherwise agreed in the employment contract. If the salary is for a week or longer, it must be paid once a month. Hourly wages or wages for periods of less than one week must be paid every two weeks. Pay at the end of employment must be paid on the last working day, unless otherwise agreed in the employment contract.

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