Employment Standards is the government body that deals with workplace rights and responsibilities for Saskatchewan employees and employers. They deal with pay, work days, time off and leaving or losing a job. They also handle complaints about violations of workplace rights or responsibilities.
There are some employees and employers that are not covered by employment standards. These include...
Employers and workers may have concerns about working or returning to work during the current Covid-19 outbreak. Worksafe Saskatchewan has information to help employers and workers stay safe.
Rules about pay deal with more than just minimum wage. There are also rules about such things as how payments are made, deductions, statements of earnings, uniforms and call-out pay.
There are many rules about scheduled work hours, time off between shifts and overtime. It is important for both employers and employees to understand these rights and responsibilities.
Scheduled time away from work is critical for balancing work with everything else that life demands. Whether it's vacation time or leave to deal with a particular matter, employees have certain rights.
Employees have certain protections in place to safeguard their job and provide for notice in the event that they are being let go.
If you are concerned that your rights under Employment Standards may have been violated, the Employment Standards Division can investigate the matter and take appropriate action to remedy the situation.
As of March 18, 2021, The Saskatchewan Government amended the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020 to allow for paid time off from work for employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19, effective immediately. Special Vaccination Leave is similar to provisions allowing residents to vote during a general election. The special vaccination leave requires that during the pandemic:
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