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Money By the numbers: How much will the minimum wage hike cost Tim Hortons?

18:51  09 january  2018
18:51  09 january  2018 Source:   metronews.ca

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The association representing many of the Tim Hortons franchises in Canada says Ontario's minimum wage hike will cost the average outlet $243,889 per year.: By the numbers: How much will the minimum wage hike cost Tim Hortons?© Provided by Free Daily News Group Inc By the numbers: How much will the minimum wage hike cost Tim Hortons?

The Great White North Franchisee Association says the minimum wage increase will cost the average Tim Hortons franchise $243,889.10 a year

Here’s a closer look at the numbers provided by the association, which says on its website it represents 50 per cent of the Tim Hortons chain in Canada.

The figure is based on a minimum wage increase of $2.40 an hour

The calculation assumes the $2.40 increase will be applied to every worker’s salary.

Only employees who were making the previous minimum wage, $11.60 an hour, are legally entitled to the new rate, $14.

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Some businesses have said the higher rate will inflate their entire payroll because they want to maintain pay differentials between newer hires and more senior staff.

The $2.40 rate is bumped up to $3.35 an hour when other costs are factored in.

GWNFA says this figure includes Canadian Pension Plan, Employment Insurance, Employee Health tax, workers’ compensation premiums, training costs, sick leave, and increased vacation pay.

Increased vacation pay introduced by Bill 148 will only impact workers who have been with a company for five years or more. They will now be entitled to three weeks leave.

Average number of employees at a Tim Hortons store: 35

Average increased cost for one full-time employee: $6,968.26

Divided by the hourly cost increase (of $3.35) per employee and a 52-week year, this figure suggests Tim Hortons employees work a 40-hour week.

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WATCH: Tim Hortons parent company calls franchisees complaining about minimum wage ‘rogue’. ,968.26: How much more each full-time employee who works 40 hours a week will cost a Tim Hortons franchisee every year, according to the GWNFA.

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The Star obtained a week’s schedule for one Toronto-based Tim Hortons franchise. It listed 30 employees and four managers. That week, the average working week for employees was around 25 hours. This may not be typical for other Tim Hortons locations.

According to 2016 Statistics Canada data, the average food services employee in Toronto works 30 hours a week.

Some 46 per cent of Toronto food services employees worked part-time in 2016.

The Canada-wide average for accommodation and food services sector in 2017 was 35 hours a week.

A final note: students under 18 who work 28 hours or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays, have a lower minimum wage. Their minimum hourly rate is $13.15.

GWNFA did not respond to the Star’s request for additional comment.

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