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True/False Quiz Overheads. Labour Standards for Young Workers. The Labour Standards Act. • protects workers by setting rules for minimum conditions of employment. • ensures what we value as a society is reflected in our workplace rules. • eliminates unfair competition.

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True/False Quiz Overheads

Labour Standards for

Young Workers

the labour standards act
The Labour Standards Act

• protects workers by setting rules for minimum conditions of employment

• ensures what we value as a society is reflected in our workplace rules

• eliminates unfair

competition

the labour standards act1
The Labour Standards Act

• applies to most Saskatchewan employersand employees no matter what the hours worked – part-time, casual, full-time, seasonal or temporary.

the labour standards act2
The Labour Standards Act

Exemptions:

  • farm workers
  • employees who work in jobs that are covered by federal law
  • occasional babysitters
  • partial exemptions
  • (such as managers and teachers)
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The Labour Standards Act

Workers are most often affected by the rules for:

• equal pay

  • payroll administration
  • termination
  • public and annual holidays
  • minimum wage
  • holiday pay
  • hours of work
minimum wage
Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $9.25.

T F

minimum wage1
Minimum Wage

False. As of September 1, 2011, minimum wage is $9.50.

overtime
Overtime

All employees who work more than 8 hours in a day must be paid overtime.

T F

overtime1
Overtime

False. Most workers, but not all are paid overtime:

• after 8 hours/day

• after 40 hours/week

• after 32 hours in a week in which a public holiday occurs

• at a rateof 1.5 x hourly wage

overtime exemptions
Overtime Exemptions

Some workers are not eligible for overtime pay:

• managers

• professional employees

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Overtime

The overtime rate is 1.5 times the employee\'s regular wage.

T F

overtime2
Overtime

True

Workers are paid overtime:

•at a rateof 1.5 x hourly wage

minimum callout
Minimum Callout

Most employees must be paid a minimum of $27.75 each time they are called out to work.

T F

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Minimum Callout

False.

•Most employees, but not all are entitled to a minimum payment each time they report for work. They get either minimum call-out pay of $28.50 or their wage for the hours they work, whichever is greater.

• Students in grade twelve or lower are exempt during the school year.

coffee breaks
Coffee Breaks

Most employees are entitled to a coffee break for every six hours they work.

T F

coffee breaks1
Coffee Breaks

False.

• Coffee breaks are not required under Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act.

  • If provided, rest breaks (coffee breaks) are paid breaks.
uniforms

Employers in hotels, restaurants, educational institutions, hospitals, or nursing homes who require their employees to wear uniforms

shall provide, repair and launder that uniform free- of-charge and shall not deduct the cost from your wages.

Uniforms
transportation home
Transportation Home

Transportation for Certain Employees

Employees who finish work between 12:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. local time

Must be provided free-of-charge to the employee’s place of residence

meal breaks
Meal Breaks

Employers must give employees paid meal breaks.

T F

meal breaks1
Meal Breaks

False

• Workers who are scheduled to work 6 hours or more get an unpaid 30 minute meal break for every five consecutive hours of work.

illness injury
Illness/Injury

All employees are entitled to paid sick leave.

T F

illness injury1

Length of Protected

Absence (unpaid)

Type of Illness/Injury

Illness/Injury

False

Not serious 12 days in a calendar

year

Serious 12 weeks in a 52 week period

WCB 26 weeks

work schedules
Work Schedules

Except in emergencies, employers must give their employees notice of changes to their work schedules.

T F

work schedules1
Work Schedules

True.Workers get work schedules that give one week’s notice of:

  • work days and hours
  • work start and end times
  • times of meal breaks
  • changes to work schedules
days off
Days Off
  • One day off in every seven days for employees who are usually employed for 20 or more hours/week.
  • Two days off in every seven if employees work 20 or more hours a week in retail and there are 10 or more employees in the business.
notice for discharging and laying off employees
Notice for Discharging and Laying-off Employees

Employees must give their employers 2 weeks’ notice when they leave their jobs.

T F

notice for discharging and laying off employees1
Notice for Discharging and Laying-off Employees

False

  • The Labour Standards Act does not set out the amount of notice employees must give their employers
notice for discharging and laying off employees2
Notice for Discharging and Laying-off Employees

Employees who have worked less than 3 months are entitled to one week’s notice when laid off.

T F

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Employment Period

Notice Required

0 - 3 months

0 weeks

2 weeks

1 - 3 years

1 week

3 months - 1 year

4 weeks

3 - 5 years

6 weeks

5 - 10 years

8 weeks

10 years or more

Notice for Discharging and Laying-off Employees

False

pay in lieu of notice of lay off
Pay in Lieu of Notice of Lay-Off

When notice is not given, the employee must be paid his/her regular wages in lieu of (instead of) the notice time required.

annual holiday pay
Annual Holiday Pay

All employees are entitled to annual holiday pay.

T F

annual holiday pay1

full-time

  • part-time
  • casual
  • temporary
  • seasonal
Annual Holiday Pay

True. Annual Holiday Pay is paid to all employees regardless of the amount of hours worked. This includes:

annual holiday pay2
Annual holiday pay

Annual Holiday Pay is calculated by multiplying total wages over a 12-month period by 3/52 (about 6%)

Example:

Wages for 12 months $4000

Annual Holiday Pay:

$4000 x 3/52 (6%) $230.77

annual holidays
Annual Holidays

Leave entitlements

  • Most employees are entitled to a minimum of three weeks after each year of employment and a minimum of four weeks upon completion of 10 years with the same employer
public holidays
Public Holidays

New Year’s Day

Victoria Day

Family Day

Canada Day

Good Friday

Saskatchewan Day

Labour Day

Thanksgiving Day

Remembrance Day

Christmas Day

public holiday pay
Public Holiday Pay

Most employees get:

  • 1/20 (5%) of the worker’s regular wages earned during the four weeks prior to the holiday (equal to about a regular day’s wage) as Public Holiday Pay.
public holiday pay1
Public Holiday Pay

Example:

4 weeks wages before holiday: $400

Public Holiday Pay:

(1/20 or 5% x $400) $20

public holidays1
Public Holidays
  • Most employees must be paid 1.5 times their regular salary for working on a public holiday.
  • T F
payment for work on a public holiday
Payment for Work on aPublic Holiday

True. If you work on a public holiday, you get paid a premium rate (time and one half) for all hours worked. This in addition to Public Holiday Pay.

Public Holiday Pay

+

Premium Pay

(1.5 x hours worked on the public holiday)

payroll administration
Payroll Administration

Cash shortages and the cost of replacing broken or damaged goods can be deducted from an employee\'s wages.

T F

payroll administration1
Payroll Administration

False. Only deductions required by law (Employment Insurance, Income Tax, CPP) or voluntary employee purchases from the employer, may be taken from wages.

equal pay
Equal Pay

Male and female employees doing similar work can be paid differently only when their years of service differ.

T F

equal pay1
Equal Pay

False. Pay rates can differ when

based on

  • seniority
  • merit
  • trainee programs
equal pay2
Equal Pay

Male and female employees entitled to equal pay when they perform similar work:

  • in the same establishment
  • under similar working conditions
  • requiring similar skill, effort, and responsibility
complaints enforcement
Complaints & Enforcement

The Labour Standards Division:

  • provides information and advice
  • investigates and intervenes in workplace complaints
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Complaints & Enforcement

An employee must make a claim for unpaid wages within one year of the time the unpaid wages were due.

complaints enforcement2
Complaints & Enforcement

1.Call the Labour Standards Division for information.

2.Make an anonymous third person complaint.

3. Try to resolve with employer.

4.Ask for early resolution.

complaints enforcement3
Complaints & Enforcement

5.Make a formal complaint.

9. Employer or employee appeals.

6.Complaint is investigated.

10. Final decision can be appealed.

7.Officer tries to collect money owed.

8.Officer issueswage assessment.

ministry of labour relations and workplace safety
Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety

Labour Standards Division

1-800-667-1783

www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/labour-standards

www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/youth-at-work

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