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Labour standards for young workers

Presentation

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

• The Act applies to most Saskatchewan employers and employees, no matter the hours employees work. This includes casual, part-time, seasonal and full-time workers.


Exemptions

Exemptions

  • the self-employed

  • farm workers

  • employees who are covered by the federal Canada Labour Code

  • occasional babysitters

  • partial exemptions (i.e., managers and students)


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• equal pay

Young workers are most often affected by the rules on:

The Labour Standards Act

  • minimum wage

  • hours of work

  • payroll administration

  • termination

  • public holidays

  • annual holidays


Minimum wage as of june 08

Minimum Wage (as of June/08)

N.B. $7.75

B.C. $8.00

N.S. $8.10

Alta. $8.40

Sask. $8.60

P.E.I. $8.00

Man. $8.50

Nfld. $8.00

Ont. $8.75

N.W.T. $8.25

Yukon $8.58

Que. $8.50

Nunavut $8.50


Minimum callout

• Most employees are entitled to a minimum payment each time their employer calls them out (or in) to work.

• They get minimum call-out pay (equal to three times the current minimum wage) or their wage for the hours worked, whichever is more

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

Minimum Callout


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Date

Minimum

Wage

$8.60

$25.80

Minimum

Call-out

$27.75

May 1, 2008

May 1, 2009

$9.25

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage and Minimum Call-out Pay Schedule


Coffee breaks

Coffee Breaks

• Coffee breaks are not covered by Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act.

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


Uniforms

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.


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.


Overtime

Overtime

Most workers 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


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Overtime

Some workers are not eligible for overtime pay:

• managers

• professional employees


Work schedules

Workers get work schedules which give one week’s notice of:

Work Schedules

  • work days and hours

  • work start and end times

  • times of meal breaks

  • changes to work schedules


Meal breaks

Meal Breaks

• Workers who are scheduled to work 6 hours or more get an unpaid

30-minute meal break for every five consecutive hours of work.


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.


Illness injury

Length of Protected

Absence (unpaid)

Type of Illness/Injury

Illness/Injury

Not serious 12 days in a calendar year

Serious 12 weeks in a 52 week

period

WCB 26 weeks


Laying off employees

Employment Period

Notice Required

0 - 3 mos.

0 weeks

1 week

3 mos. - 1 year

2 weeks

1 - 3 years

4weeks

3 - 5 years

Laying-off Employees


Pay in lieu of notice

Pay in Lieu of Notice

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


Annual holiday pay

Annual Holiday Pay

Annual holiday pay is paid to all employees including:

  • full-time

  • part-time

  • casual

  • temporary

  • seasonal


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Annual Holiday Pay

Calculated on total wages over a 12-month period:

  • multiply wages 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

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


Public holidays

New Year’s Day

Canada Day

Family Day

Saskatchewan Day

Good Friday

Labour Day

Victoria Day

Thanksgiving Day

Remembrance Day

Christmas Day

Public Holidays


Public holiday pay

Public Holiday Pay

Most employees get public holiday pay:

  • 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).


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Public Holiday Pay

Example:

4 weeks wages: $400

Public Holiday Pay:

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


Payment for work on a public holiday

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.

Payment for Work on a Public Holiday

Public Holiday Pay

+

Premium Pay

(1.5 x hours worked on the public holiday)


Pay cheques

Pay Cheques

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


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Pay Cheques

Your employer must provide a pay stub which gives information such as:

  • pay period

  • hours worked (regular and overtime) and rate of pay

  • list of deductions

  • total earnings and actual payment made


Equal pay

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

Equal Pay

  • in the same establishment

  • under similar working conditions

  • requiring similar skill,effort,and responsibility


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Equal Pay

Pay rates can differ when based on:

  • seniority

  • merit

  • trainee programs


Complaints and enforcement

Complaints and Enforcement

The Labour Standards Branch:

  • provides information and advice.

  • investigates and helps to resolve workplace complaints.


Complaints and enforcement1

Complaints and Enforcement

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


Complaints and enforcement2

Complaints and Enforcement

1. Call the Labour Standards Branch for information.

2. Try to resolve with employer.

3. Ask for early resolution.

4. Make a formal complaint.


Complaints and enforcement3

Complaints and Enforcement

5. Complaint is investigated.

8. Employer or employee appeals.

6. Officer tries to collect money owed.

9. Final decision can be appealed.

7. Officer issues wage assessment.


The labour standards branch

The Labour Standards Branch

Labour Standards Branch

Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour

1-800-667-1783

www.aeel.gov.sk.ca/LS

www.readyforwork.sk.ca


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