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1 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
2 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.
3 Complaints and Enforcement The Labour Standards Branch: provides information and advice. investigates and helps to resolve workplace complaints. will accept anonymous and third party complaints
4 Complaints and Enforcement An employee must make a claim for unpaid wages within one year of the time the unpaid wages were due.
5 Complaints and Enforcement 3. Ask for early resolution. 1. Call the Labour Standards Branch for information. 2. Try to resolve with employer. 4. Make a formal complaint.
6 Complaints and Enforcement 5. Complaint is investigated. 6. Officer tries to collect money owed. 7. Officer issues wage assessment. 8. Employer or employee appeals. 9. Final decision can be appealed.
7 Anonymous and Third Party Complaints Anyone (parent, teacher or member of the community) can fill a third party or anonymous complaint with the Labour Standards Branch. The person laying the complaint must complete a form and provide proof that this is a valid complaint (pay stubs, work schedule).
8 1-800-667-1783 www.www.aeel.gov.sk.ca/LS.gov.sk.ca/LS www.aeel.gov.sk.ca/youthatwork The Labour Standards Branch Labour Standards Branch Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour
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The law governing wages and working conditions in Saskatchewan is: The Occupational Health and Safety Act The Human Rights Act The Workers’ Compensation Act The Labour Standards Act Click on the correct box to select your answer
How old must I be before I can work in Saskatchewan? 15 years 3 14 years 1 16 years 2 All of the above 4
Answer All of the above You must be 16 years of age to work in Saskatchewan. However, 14 and 15 year olds can work if they have the permission of one of their parents or guardians and a Certificate of Completion from the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course.
What is the current minimum wage in Saskatchewan? $8.00/hour 3 $7.90/hour 1 $7.55/hour 2 None of the above 4
Answer None of the above Minimum wage is $10.00 (December 1, 2012).
Under labour standards, how many hours do I have to work in a day before I get overtime pay? 8 ½ hours7¼ hours 7 ¾ hours8 hours
Under Labour Standards workers are paid overtime for any hours worked over eight hours in a day, or 40 hours in a week, or 32 hours in a week with a public holiday. There are some exceptions to this rule. Answer
My friend works 12-hour shifts and doesn’t get overtime pay. Is this legal? YesNo
Answer Yes Employers can have a ‘permit’ from the Labour Standards Branch which allows them to have their employees work more than eight hours in a day and not be paid overtime pay.
According to Labour Standards, how much do I get paid if I work overtime? 1.25 x hourly wage 1.75 x hourly wage 2.00 x hourly wage 1.50 x hourly wage
If I work for eight hours, how many meal breaks do I get? 0 21 3
1 You get a 30-minute (consecutive) unpaid meal break within every five consecutive hours if you are scheduled to work six hours or more. Answer
What is the rule concerning work schedules? My work schedule must cover a 1-week period 3 My employer can change my work schedule whenever s/he wants 4 My employer doesn’t have to give me a work schedule 2 My work schedule must cover a 2-week time period 1
My work schedule must cover at least a 1-week time period Answer
When I showed up for my regular shift (2:00 - 10:30 p.m.) today, I was told there was no work for me today. Do I get paid, even though I didn’t work? If my boss buys me lunch, we are even 3 I must be paid for three hours 4 I get nothing as I haven’t actually worked 2 I get minimum call-out pay 1
I get minimum call-out pay When workers report to work as scheduled, even when there is no work for them, they get minimum call-out pay. It is three times the current minimum wage, or their wage for the hours they worked, whichever is more. Students in grade twelve or lower do not get minimum call-out pay during the school term. Current minimum call-out pay is $30.00(December 1, 2012). Answer
When I quit my job, I must give my employer advance notice of: 0 weeks 2 weeks3 weeks 1 week
0 weeks Under The Labour Standards Act, employees do not have to give their employers notice that they are leaving their job. However, it is recommended that they do so. Answer
If an employer wants to lay me off after working for six months, I must get advance notice of: 0 weeks 2 weeks 3 weeks 1 week
The amount of notice of lay-off employees get depends upon how long they have worked for that employer. 0-3 months: no notice is required 3 months to 1 year: 1-week notice 1-3 years: 2-weeks notice If an employee is let go for ‘just cause’, no notice is required. Answer
I have worked two months. My boss wants to lay me off immediately. Since he can’t give me advance notice, he must give me pay in lieu of notice of: 0 weeks 2 weeks3 weeks 1 week
0 weeks Employees must have worked for the same employer for three continuous months (probationary period) before they get notice they are being laid off or to receive pay in lieu of the notice. Pay in lieu of notice is the employee’s normal wages for the notice period. Answer
After working part-time for a year for the same employer, I am entitled to a vacation leave of: 1 week 3 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks
Answer 3 weeks All employees, no matter the number of hours they work (part-time, full-time, casual or seasonal), get three weeks of annual vacation leave after one year of employment.
What is annual holiday pay? Money I get only if my boss likes me 3 Money I get for annual vacation leave whether or not I take it 4 Money I get if I don’t take a holiday 2 Money I get only if I take a holiday 1
Answer Money I get for annual vacation leave whether or not I take it Annual holiday (vacation) pay is paid at a rate of 3/52 of my total wage for a year if I have worked nine years or less for the same employer.
Who gets annual holiday pay? Everyone except casual employees 3 All employees 4 Full-time & part-time workers only 2 Full-time workers only 1
All employees All employees, no matter the number of hours they work (full-time, part- time, temporary, casual and seasonal), get annual holiday pay. Answer
Which of the following is a public or statutory holiday? Easter 3 Thanksgiving Day 4 Halloween (only if you have children) 2 Boxing Day 1
Thanksgiving Day There are ten public holiday days in Saskatchewan: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Saskatchewan Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, and Christmas Day. Answer
What is public holiday pay? Pay I get for a public holiday only if I work full-time 3 Pay I get only if I work the day before the public holiday 4 Pay I get only if a holiday falls on a regular day of work for me 2 Pay I get whenever there is a public holiday 1
Pay I get whenever there is a public holiday It is calculated by multiplying regular wages earned in the four weeks prior to the holiday by 1/20 (5%). Answer
I have worked at the same place for a year and I need time off to have surgery. According to labour standards, my employer: Can deduct my wages for time missed 3 Must give me two days unpaid sick leave every month 4 Cannot lay me off because I’m sick or injured 2 Must give me time off with pay 1
Cannot lay me off because I’m sick or injured Employers may not discharge (lay-off) or discipline employees who have worked for them for at least 13 continuous weeks if they are absent because of illness or injury. The amount of time the job is protected depends upon the seriousness of the illness or injury. Answer
As a full-time gas jockey working in a service station with 12 employees, I am entitled to: No days off 3 One Sunday off in a month 4 Two days off in every seven days 2 One day off in every seven days 1
Two days off in every seven days Retail workers (gas jockey) who work 20 hours or more in a week in a business with 10 or more employees get two days off in every seven days. Workers in other types of businesses get one day off in every seven days if they work 20 hours or more in a week. Answer
My employer can take a cash shortage off my pay cheque if I fail to give a customer the correct change. TrueFalse
Only deductions required by law (CPP, EI or income tax) can be taken off your wages. However, an employee might be held responsible for cash shortages if the employer takes the employee to court and wins. Answer
According to Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act, I am entitled to a 15- minute coffee break every four hours. True False
Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act does not require that coffee breaks be given to employees. However, if your employer wishes to give you a coffee break, it is considered to be time worked and must be paid. Answer
If I have to wear a uniform to do my job, my employer has to pay for it. Only if I work in a clothing store 1 Only if I work in a hotel or restaurant 2 Only if I work in a service station 3 All of the above 4
Only if I work in a hotel or restaurant If employers in a restaurant, hotel, educational institution, hospital or nursing home require their employees to wear a uniform, the employer must be responsible for providing, repairing and laundering the uniform free-of-cost to the employee. Answer
Service station owners have to provide their workers who finish work after midnight with a ride home. FalseTrue
Answer False Only employees who work in a hotel, restaurant, educational institution, hospital or nursing home, and finish work between 12:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., must be provided free transportation home.