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Employment Standards and Foreign Worker Protection Training

Training Information

The Employment Standards Division offers free online training webinars that provides basic information about the employment standards in Saskatchewan. These webinars address commonly asked questions that affect most employers and employees, including employers based outside of Saskatchewan with employees in the province.

You can attend the webinar from your home or office using a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics, including weekly schedules, hours of work, overtime, vacations, public holidays, leaves and more.

Each webinar includes an audiovisual presentation and a question and answer session. Each session will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour, including time at the end for questions.

The Employment Standards Division also offers free, customizable online or in-person training. If your organization is interested in working with us to develop customized webinars or in-person training on specific subjects for employer or groups of employees, please contact the Employment Standards Division at 1-800-667-1783.

Webinar Software

The webinars are offered through GoToWebinar, an online software service that uses your computer's internet browser. GoToWebinar will automatically download the required software onto your device when you register. Please visit their support page for more information.

GoToWebinar suggests testing your computer or tablet before joining the webinar, to avoid any connection issues. A link to the test site will be sent to you in the registration confirmation email.

Audio

You have two options to listen to the webinar audio:

  1. Use your computer's audio – When the webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer's speakers or headset (VOIP).
  2. Use your telephone – Your confirmation email will contain more information about using your telephone, including the call-in numbers.

Webinar Topics

Below is a list of webinars available. All webinars are from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saskatchewan time. Please note the webinar ID provided in your confirmation email.

Date Webinar Topic Description Register
Wednesday, May 4, 2022  Tips for Taking the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC)  This webinar provides tips on how to create an account to use the YWCC course, completing the three modules and completing module tests. You will also learn how to retrieve your YWRCC certificate after taking the course and answer common questions related to confirmation emails, your username, re-setting your password, the course resume feature and accessing your course account. Register 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022  Things to Know About Employment Leaves and Absences From Work This webinar discussed common features of most statutory employment leaves such as eligibility, seniority accrual, employer notice, employee benefits during an approved leave, and other approved absences from work, etc. Register 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022  Protections from Discriminatory Action This webinar will cover employees' protections from discriminatory actions when exercising their rights under Part II - Employment Standards in The Saskatchewan Employment Act. Register
Wednesday, June 15, 2022  What do I Need to Know When Employing Youth This webinar discusses what employers, youth employees, and their parents need to know about their employment rights and responsibilities under Part II - Employment Standards in The Saskatchewan Employment Act, including minimum age requirements, hours of work, and reporting for duty pay during the school term and during holidays in the school year. Register 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022  Paying Employees in a Week With a Public Holiday This webinar discusses pay for working on a public holiday, overtime payable during the week of a public holiday, and public holiday pay. Register
Wednesday, July 6, 2022  Understanding When Overtime is Earned This webinar discusses the basic overtime rules in Saskatchewan, including when overtime is earned, by the day and the week, overtime exemptions, and special rules. Register
Wednesday, July 20, 2022  Understanding Layoffs and Ending Employment This webinar discusses the basic rules for ending employment under The Saskatchewan Employment Act. Topics covered include: notice periods, pay instead of notice and individual and group layoffs. Register 

Recorded Webinars

Below is a list of previously recorded webinars. These recordings can be streamed from your computer and can be viewed at any time. You will not need to download any software to view the webinars, but you will need to register for the webinar before you can view the recording.

Webinar Topic Description Webinar recording
Common Employment Standards Misconceptions and Misunderstandings

This webinar discussed the following topics:

  • Discusses several common misconceptions dealing with reporting for the following:
  • Duty pay
  • Vacation pay calculations
  • Self-employed individuals
  • Salaried employees
  • Time cards
  • Payroll records
View webinar
Employment Standards for Newcomers to Saskatchewan This webinar discussed information on Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act: Employment Standards View webinar
Employment Standards Provisions for RM Road Construction and Maintenance Employees

This webinar discussed the following topics:

  • Hours of work and overtime rules affecting rural municipality road construction employees.
  • Keeping records of hours worked.
  • Public holiday rules affecting Rural Municipality construction employees.
View webinar
FWRISA Protections for Foreign Workers  Learn about the legislative protections for foreign workers.  View webinar 
FWRISA Requirements for Employers Wishing to Recruit Foreign Nationals This webinar discussed the following topics:
  • Registration requirements
  • Prohibited practices
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Appeals of a Director's decision
  • Enforcement
View webinar
FWRISA Requirements for Foreign Worker Recruiters and Immigration Consultants This webinar discussed the following topics:
  • Licensing requirements
  • Prohibited practices
  • Record keeping rules
  • Appeals of a Director's decision
View webinar
FWRISA: Services Provided Under the Foreign Worker Recruitment and Immigration Services Act This webinar discussed the following topics:
  • Services offered
  • Obligations of employers, immigration consultants and foreign worker recruiters
  • Prohibited practices
  • Complaints made
  • Penalties
View webinar
Modified Work Arrangements and Average of Hours Permits This webinar discussed the requirements associated with averaging hours of work with a modified work arrangement and averaging hours permits. View webinar
Overview of Employment Standards A review of minimum wage and call-out, hours of work and schedules, overtime pay, vacations, public holidays, leaves, time cards and paydays, pay stubs or statements, layoff and termination, complaints and enforcement. View webinar
Payroll Records

This webinar discussed the following topics:

  • Deductions
  • Pay stubs
  • Payroll records
  • Records for young workers
View webinar
Paying Employees When Working in a Week with a Public Holiday

This webinar discussing the following topics:

  • Public holiday pay
  • Overtime in a week with a public holiday
  • Premium pay for work on a public holiday
  • Special rules
View webinar
Payment of Wages Payroll requirements set out under subdivisions 8 and 9 of Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. We will discuss the general rules for paying employees and keeping records; what employees must be paid; when employees must be paid; how employees can be paid; what can be deducted; and requirements for providing pay stubs and keeping payroll records. View webinar
Permits

This webinar discussed the following topics:

  • What is the purpose of a permit.
  • How to apply for a permit.
  • What permits are available
View webinar 
Rules for Employing Youth This webinar reviews the rules for employing youths from 14-15 years of age. Topics include: the minimum age of employment; responsibilities of young workers; special hours of work rules during the school term; and employment standards issues affecting most young workers. View Webinar
Schedules and Hours of Work The rules around scheduling and hours of work including the application of "week" and "day" schedules, and how the rules can be changed by using modified work arrangements and permits. View webinar;
Setting up Time Banks The rules around setting up a time bank (overtime bank) agreement between an employer and an employee. This includes what must be in an agreement, how overtime hours must be banked and used, and payouts. View webinar
Taking Maternity, Adoption and Parental Leave Reviews the employment standards that apply when an employee wants to take time off work for maternity, adoption, or parental leave. View webinar
Time Cards and Records of the Hours Worked This webinar discussed the rules for keeping records of the hours worked by employees. View webinar
Vacations and Vacation Pay Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay. View webinar
When is Overtime Payable Basic overtime rules in Saskatchewan, including when overtime is earned by the day and the week, overtime exemptions, and special rules.  View webinar

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