Some employers in PEI pay employees by the amount they produce and not by the hour.  This arrangement is called “piecework”.  An employer cannot pay an employee less for piecework than that employee would have earned at the minimum wage for the number of hours worked.

This information is meant to serve as a guide only.  The reader is strongly advised to consult the Employment Standards Act to view the legislation.  Where any difference exists between this information and the Act, the Act will be considered correct.
Published date: 
December 1, 2016
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