Facts about Employee Wage Deductions YK

What you need to know about Wage Deductions

Have questions about what you can and cannot take off of your employee’s pay cheque? CFIB can help.

In the Yukon there are various rules setting out what deductions can and cannot be taken off an employee’s pay cheque. Let’s go over the facts about deductions.

Wage Deductions Facts

Employers can deduct:

Statutory deductions such as income tax, Employment Insurance (EI) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP).

Employers cannot:

Withhold wages or make deductions from an employee’s wages for set-offs or counterclaims.

Employers with questions regarding allowable deductions are encouraged to speak with an Employment Standards Officer at:

(867) 667-5944

Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 local 5944

Fax: (867) 393-6317

Email: employmentstandards@gov.yk.ca

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you want to know about other situations, CFIB’s Business Resources team is ready to help. And for more information please visit the following links:

Do you need a refresher on which set of rules applies to your business? The majority of workplaces fall under the Yukon Employment Standards Code. The Canada Labour Code applies to workplaces on the list of federally-regulated workplaces.