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Labour Standards


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.


  • the self-employed

  • farm workers

  • employees who are covered by the federal Canada Labour Code

  • occasional babysitters

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

The labour standards act2

• 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









May 1, 2008

May 1, 2009


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.


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.


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


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 of:

• 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 of:

  • 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 of:

Absence (unpaid)

Type of Illness/Injury


Not serious 12 days in a calendar year

Serious 12 weeks in a 52 week


WCB 26 weeks

Laying off employees

Employment Period of:

Notice Required

0 - 3 mos.

0 weeks

1 week

3 mos. - 1 year

2 weeks

1 - 3 years


3 - 5 years

Laying-off Employees

Pay in lieu of notice
Pay in Lieu of Notice of:

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 of:

Annual holiday pay is paid to all employees including:

  • full-time

  • part-time

  • casual

  • temporary

  • seasonal

Annual holiday pay1
Annual Holiday Pay of:

Calculated on total wages over a 12-month period:

  • multiply wages by 3/52 (about 6%).


Wages for 12 months: $4000

Annual Holiday Pay:

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

Annual holidays
Annual Holidays of:

  • 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 of:

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 of:

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).

Public holiday pay1
Public Holiday Pay of:


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 rate (time and one half) for all hours worked. This in addition to public holiday pay.

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

Pay Cheques rate (time and one half) for all hours worked. This in addition to public holiday pay.

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

Equal pay1
Equal Pay they perform similar work:

Pay rates can differ when based on:

  • seniority

  • merit

  • trainee programs

Complaints and enforcement
Complaints and Enforcement they perform similar work:

The Labour Standards Branch:

  • provides information and advice.

  • investigates and helps to resolve workplace complaints.

Complaints and enforcement1
Complaints and Enforcement they perform similar work:

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 they perform similar work:

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 they perform similar work:

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 they perform similar work:

Labour Standards Branch

Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour