Interpretation Guidelines Manual
|ESR Section 18.1 - Minimum wage - liquor servers|
Text of Legislation
This section explains the application of the minimum wage rate for liquor servers.
|Text of Legislation
Section 16 of the Employment Standards Act requires that employees must be paid at least the minimum wage as set out in the regulations. This section of the Regulation sets out the minimum wage that applies to employees who serve liquor during the course of their employment.
The liquor server minimum wage does not apply to all servers, or to all employees who work in licensed premises. The following employees who do not meet both parts of the definition of “liquor server” are covered by the regular minimum wage:
This is an increase from the rate of $9.00 that was in effect from May 1, 2012 until September 14, 2015.
Related sections of the Act or Regulation
Minimum Wage Rate for Liquor Servers