Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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Wage Assessments

If Employment Standards finds that wages are owed to an employee under The Saskatchewan Employment Act, an employment standards officer will issue an inspection report. This report will detail the calculation of wages owed and directs the employer to either provide more information or pay the amount owed.

If the employer does not comply, Employment Standards will issue a wage assessment, which is a legal order to pay wages. A wage assessment can been issued against the employer, corporate directors, or both.

The employee as well as the employer or corporate director may appeal the wage assessment.

If the wage assessment is not paid following the appeal period, or if the wage assessment amount is upheld at an appeal, an administrative fee will be applied to the amount of the wage assessment. The administrative fee is 10 per cent of the amount of the wages owed from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $500.

While there are no administrative costs to appeal a wage assessment, an employer or corporate director appealing a wage assessment is required to provide a deposit of the amount of the wage assessment to a maximum of $500. This deposit must be submitted by the person appealing the wage assessment within 15 business days of the service of the wage assessment, along with the notice of appeal. An employee appealing a wage assessment is not required to provide a deposit.

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