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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Labour Standards for
• 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
• applies to most Saskatchewan employersand employees no matter what the hours worked – part-time, casual, full-time, seasonal or temporary.
Workers are most often affected by the rules for:
• equal pay
The minimum wage in Saskatchewan is $9.25.
False. As of September 1, 2011, minimum wage is $9.50.
All employees who work more than 8 hours in a day must be paid 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
Some workers are not eligible for overtime pay:
• professional employees
The overtime rate is 1.5 times the employee's regular wage.
Workers are paid overtime:
•at a rateof 1.5 x hourly wage
Most employees must be paid a minimum of $27.75 each time they are called out to work.
•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.
Most employees are entitled to a coffee break for every six hours they work.
• Coffee breaks are not required under Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act.
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 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
Employers must give employees paid 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.
All employees are entitled to paid sick leave.
Length of Protected hospitals, or nursing homes who require their employees to wear uniforms
Type of Illness/InjuryIllness/Injury
Not serious 12 days in a calendar
Serious 12 weeks in a 52 week period
WCB 26 weeks
Except in emergencies, employers must give their employees notice of changes to their work schedules.
True.Workers get work schedules that give one week’s notice of:
Employees must give their employers 2 weeks’ notice when they leave their jobs.
Employees who have worked less than 3 months are entitled to one week’s notice when laid off.
Employment Period hospitals, or nursing homes who require their employees to wear uniforms
0 - 3 months
1 - 3 years
3 months - 1 year
3 - 5 years
5 - 10 years
10 years or moreNotice for Discharging and Laying-off Employees
When notice is not given, the employee must be paid his/her regular wages in lieu of (instead of) the notice time required.
All employees are entitled to annual holiday pay.
True. Annual Holiday Pay is paid to all employees regardless of the amount of hours worked. This includes:
Annual Holiday Pay is calculated by multiplying total wages over a 12-month period by 3/52 (about 6%)
Wages for 12 months $4000
Annual Holiday Pay:
$4000 x 3/52 (6%) $230.77
New Year’s Day
Most employees get:
4 weeks wages before holiday: $400
Public Holiday Pay:
(1/20 or 5% x $400) $20
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
(1.5 x hours worked on the public holiday)
Cash shortages and the cost of replacing broken or damaged goods can be deducted from an employee's wages.
False. Only deductions required by law (Employment Insurance, Income Tax, CPP) or voluntary employee purchases from the employer, may be taken from wages.
Male and female employees doing similar work can be paid differently only when their years of service differ.
False. Pay rates can differ when
Male and female employees entitled to equal pay when they perform similar work:
The Labour Standards Division:
An employee must make a claim for unpaid wages within one year of the time the unpaid wages were due.
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.
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.
Labour Standards Division