Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Employment Standards Board

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Address: 307 Black Street, Box 2703 (C-7), Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-667-5944, 1-800-661-0408 local 5944 | Fax: 867-393-6317


Mandate

The Board hears appeals of certificates and other decisions made by the Director of Employment Standards, recommends minimum wage and fair wage schedule rates to Cabinet, and advises the Minister on matters referred to it. The Board has the authority to make orders fixing the minimum wage and to establish minimum call-in hours, maximum deductions for room and board among other things. Before these orders of the Board come into effect, they must be approved by Cabinet.

Authority:

Period: 1984 to present
Type: Adjudicative; Advisory


Membership

The Minister appoints 5 members. There is 1 Chair, 2 members representative of employers and 2 members representative of employees.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join.

Term: 3 years or less and eligible for reappointment (Minister may specify a shorter term).

Meetings: As required.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Curlew, Frank Chair 12/11/2014 12/10/2017
Hanifan, Kathy Member 07/31/2016 07/30/2019
Fitzgerald, Philip Member 12/18/2014 12/17/2017
King, Ross Member 12/18/2014 12/17/2017
Sloychuk, Jeff   Member     02/24/2016   02/23/2019