Labour Standards Flash Cards Saskatchewan Labour
If I work for a company owned by my friend, can I be paid less than minimum wage? a) Yes b) No
Answer: b. No Minimum wage is the minimum amount of money per hour that workers covered by Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act can be paid.
a) Three b) Two c) One How many unpaid meal breaks can I take when I work 8 hours?
Answer: c. One Employees are entitled to one half- hour unpaid meal break within every 5 consecutive hours if he/she is scheduled to work 6 hours or more.
Only female employees working in a restaurant after 12:30 a.m. are entitled to free transportation home. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False All employees working in a restaurant, hospital, hotel, educational institution, or nursing home who finish work between 12:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m must be provided free transportation home.
If I make minimum wage and work 10 hours in one day, how much will I earn for that day? a) $70.00 b) $73.15 c) $72.25
Answer: b. $73.15 Regular time: 8 hours x $6.65 = $ Overtime: 2 hours x 1.5 x $6.65 = $ Total pay: $ $19.95 = $73.15.
If I am required to wear a uniform in my job as a service station attendant, my employer has to pay for it. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False Only employees who work in hotels, restaurants, educational institutions, hospitals and nursing homes (excluding registered nurses) shall be provided with uniforms free of charge to the employee.
Under Labour Standards, I am entitled to a coffee or rest break every four hours. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False The Labour Standards Act does not require that coffee or rest breaks be granted to workers. However, where a coffee break is given, it should be a paid break.
Can I be paid less than $6.65 per hour? a) Yes b) No
Answer: a. Yes If you are exempt from The Labour Standards Act (casual babysitters, farm workers and family members working solely in a family owned business) or from the minimum wage section of the Act (people who come into your home to provide care to a family member), you can be paid less than minimum wage.
Meal breaks must be paid. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False Meal breaks are a 30 minute unpaid break.
What is ‘Minimum Callout’?
‘ Minimum Callout’ is a minimum payment of $19.95 every time the employer requires employees to report for work, even if there is no work for them. Students in regular attendance at school are exempt during the school year. Answer:
How much is overtime pay? a) 1.25 x the hourly wage b) 1.5 x the hourly wage c) 1.75 x the hourly wage
Answer: b 1.5 x the hourly wage.
What is overtime?
Answer: For most workers, overtime is considered to be time worked over 8 hours in a day, over 40 hours in a week, or over 32 hours in a week with a public holiday.
Students must be 16 before they can get a job. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False Under labour standards, you must be 16 to work in some workplaces such as: hotels, restaurants, educational institutions, hospitals, and nursing homes and some industries (underground and construction).
What is minimum wage? a) $6.65 b) $6.00 c) $7.00
Answer: a. $6.65 per hour.
My employer must post work schedules telling me when my work begins and ends over a period of at least one week. a) True b) False
Answer : a. True Employers must give their employees notice of when their work begins and ends over a period of at least one week. The notice should be in writing and posted where it can be easily seen by employees. Employers must give one week’s notice of change in schedule.
What is “Just Cause” for dismissal?
Answer: “Just Cause” for dismissal is when the employer is seen as justified in firing an employee. Usually very serious offences such as fraud or theft are considered ‘Just Cause’. No pay in lieu of notice is owed if the employee was fired for “Just Cause.”
Before I am eligible for notice I am being laid off, I must have worked: a) 3 months b) 6 months c) 12 months
Answer: a. 3 months Three months is generally regarded as a probation period. Employers are not required to give employees notice or pay in lieu of notice that they are being laid off during this probation period.
When I quit my job, I must give my employer notice that I am leaving of: a) 2 weeks b) 3 months c) No notice
Answer: c. No notice Labour Standards does not require employees to give their employer notice they are leaving their position. However, it is recommended that employees give their employers notice.
What is ‘pay in lieu’ of notice?
Pay in lieu (instead) of notice is payment of the employee’s normal wages for the required notice period. An employee is to receive ‘pay in lieu’ of notice when employers have not given proper written notice they are laying the employee off.. Answer:
Labour Standards provides all employees with paid sick leave. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False For illnesses or injuries that are not serious, employees are entitled to 12 days of unpaid leave each year.
What is public holiday pay? a) Pay I get whenever there is a public holiday b) Pay I get only if the holiday falls on a regular day of work for me.
Answer: a. Pay for whenever there is a public holiday. It is calculated by multiplying the regular wages earned in the 4 weeks before the holiday by 1/20 (5%).
As a casual, temporary, seasonal or part-time worker, I am entitled to annual holiday pay. a) True b) False
Answer: a. True All employees to whom The Labour Standards Act applies, no matter the number of hours they work (full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal) get annual holiday pay.
After working part-time for a year for the same employer, I am entitled to vacation leave (annual holidays) of: a) One week b) Two weeks c) Three weeks
Answer: c. c) Three weeks.
What is annual holiday pay?
Answer: Money that is paid for annual vacation whether or not you take it. It is calculated by multiplying your total wages for a year by 3/52nd or approximately 6%.
Name two public holidays.
Answer: Saskatchewan has nine public holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Saskatchewan Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, and Christmas Day.
As a casual employee, I am entitled to annual holidays. a) True b) False
Answer: a. True Employees in Saskatchewan are entitled to annual holidays, no matter the number of hours they work. This includes causal, seasonal, part- time and full-time employees.
My employer can deduct cash shortages or the cost of replacing equipment I break from my pay cheque. a) True b) False
Answer: b. False Only deductions required by law (CPP, Employment Insurance, Income Tax) or voluntary employee purchases can be deducted from your wages. Employers may recover other costs only if they take the employee to court and win.
My employer must provide me with a pay stub showing the amount of holiday pay I have earned for that pay period. a) True b) False
Answer: a. True Your pay cheque must include a detachable pay stub that shows among other items, the public and annual holiday pay you have earned during that pay period.