Jennifer, I am sorry, but I can't unerstand why you are protecting a law breaker.( unless you have no actual proof and the person you know is unwilling to sign a complaint) There is a minimum wage law here in B.C. and I can only think that you may have met one person who worked for a crooked family run place. It would be impossible for a business to file a tax return without falsifying it if they were not paying the legal wage. The ramifications are quite damaging to any business.
Minimum wage in B.C. is 8 dollars an hour for anyone. Some large hotels are union and the wage is much higher.