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Employment Standards 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 Education Services, 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. Regina time

Date Webinar Topic Topics Webinar ID
Sept 11, 2019 Overview of Employment Standards
  • Overview
  • 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
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register 729-972-939
Sept 25, 2019 Schedules and Hours of Work
  • Hours of Work
  • Work Schedules
  • Modified Work Arrangements and Permits
  • Exemptions and Special Rules
  • Summary
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register 870-838-715
Oct 9, 2019 Overtime Rules
  • What is overtime
  • Overtime in a week and a day
  • Overtime with modified work arrangements, permits, and time banks

  • Overtime exemptions
  • How to avoid difficulties
  • Help available
  • Question and answer session
Register 835-909-707
Oct 23, 2019 Setting up Modified Work Arrangements
  • What is a Modified Work Arrangement (MWA)?Where are MWAs Suitable and Not Suitable?
  • What Requirements Must Be Met?
  • When are Permits Required?
  • How to Avoid Difficulties
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register 879-700-019
Nov 6, 2019 Applying for an Averaging of Hours permit
  • When are Averaging of Hours Permits Required?
  • Issues to Consider
  • Applying for an Averaging of Hours Permit
  • How to Avoid Difficulties
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register 880-208-147
Nov 20, 2019 Setting up Time Banks
  • Introduction
  • What Is a Time Bank?
  • How Does a Time Bank Differ from a MWA or Permit?
  • How Do Time Banks Work?
  • How Can Banked Time Be Taken?
  • How Can Payouts be Made?
  • How Can Agreements Be Ended?
  • Payouts at the End of Employment
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Are banked hours “wages?”
  • Webinar Summary
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register 880-000-019
 Dec 4, 2019 Vacations and Vacation Pay
  • Vacation entitlements
  • Taking vacations
  • Vacation pay
  • Questions
Register
822-338-563
 Dec 18, 2019 Public Holidays and Public Holiday Pay
  • Public holidays in Saskatchewan
  • Pay in a week with a holiday
  • Special rules
  • Help available
  • Questions
Register
673-139-675
 Jan 8, 2020 Payment of Wages
  • What employees must be paid
  • When employees must be paid
  • How employees can be paid
  • What can be deducted
  • Time cards
  • Pay stubs or statements
  • Payroll records
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
618-765-259
 Jan 22, 2020 Family Leave
  • Types of leaves in Part II of the SEA
  • Maternity leave
  • Parental leave
  • Adoption leave
  • Child death or disappearance leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Interpersonal violence leave
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
452-923-419
 Feb 5, 2020 Medical and Service Leaves
  • Absence due to illness or injury
  • Leaves under Part II
  • Organ donation
  • Compassionate care
  • Critically ill child care
  • Nomination/election and candidate/public office
  • Reserve force service
  • Citizenship ceremony
  • Summary
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
414-132-299
 Feb 19, 2020 Layoff and Termination
  • Definitions
  • Basic rules for ending employment
  • Types of termination:
    1. Notice or pay instead of notice only
    2. Notice or pay instead of notice plus reasons
    3. Immediate dismissal with just cause
  • Paying out departing employees
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
124-311-195
 Mar 4, 2020 Common Employment Standards Misconceptions
  • We are not the “labour board”
  • Minimum call-out pay
  • Vacation pay on vacation pay
  • Self-employed contractors
  • Salaried employees
  • Time off instead of overtime pay
  • Time cards, pay stubs, and payroll records
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
702-860-915
Mar 18, 2020 Employment Standards for Newcomers
This webinar provides an overview of the basic rules of employment under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act: Employment Standards.
We will answer these questions:
  • What are Employment Standards?
  • What is the Least I Can be Paid?
  • What is a "Work Week?"
  • What is a Work Schedule?
  • What is Overtime Pay?
  • What are the Rules for Vacations and Vacation Pay?
  • What are Public Holiday Pay and Premium Pay?
  • When Must I be Paid?
  • What is a Pay Stub?
  • What Happens When I Leave the Job?
  • How Can I Get Help?
Register 630-330-507
April 1, 2020 Overview of Employment Standards
  • Overview
  • 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
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
472-285-867
April 15, 2020 Schedules and Hours of Work
  • Hours of Work
  • Work Schedules
  • Modified Work Arrangements and Permits
  • Exemptions and Special Rules
  • Summary
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
338-628-755
April 29, 2020 Overtime Rules
  • What is overtime
  • Overtime in a week and a day
  • Overtime with modified work arrangements, permits, and time banks
  • Overtime exemptions
  • How to avoid difficulties
  • Help available
  • Question and answer session
Register
252-893-123
May 13, 2020 Setting up Modified Work Arrangements
  • What is a Modified Work Arrangement (MWA)?
  • Where are MWAs Suitable and Not Suitable?
  • What Requirements Must Be Met? 
  • When are Permits Required?
  • How to Avoid Difficulties
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
610-368-275
May 27, 2020 Apply for an Averaging of Hours Permit
  • When are Averaging of Hours Permits Required?
  • Issues to Consider
  • Applying for an Averaging of Hours Permit

  • How to Avoid Difficulties
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
946-616-043
June 10, 2020 Setting up Time Banks
  • Introduction
  • What Is a Time Bank?
  • How Does a Time Bank Differ from a MWA or Permit?
  • How Do Time Banks Work?
  • How Can Banked Time Be Taken?
  • How Can Payouts be Made?
  • How Can Agreements Be Ended?
  • Payouts at the End of Employment
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Are banked hours “wages?”
  • Webinar Summary
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register
199-376-427
June 24, 2020 Vacations and Vacation Pay
  • Vacation entitlements
  • Taking vacations
  • Vacation pay
  • Resources
  • Questions
Register 718-969-579
July 8, 2020 Public Holidays and Public Holiday Pay
  • Public holidays in Saskatchewan
  • Pay in a week with a holiday
  • Special rules
  • Help available
  • Questions
Register
513-345-659
July 22, 2020 Payment of Wages
  • What employees must be paid
  • When employees must be paid
  • How employees can be paid
  • What can be deducted
  • Time cards
  • Pay stubs or statements
  • Payroll records
  • Resources
  • Questions
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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
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
Incentive Based Pay Systems The rules for calculating overtime for employees not paid by the hour, such as employees paid by the week, day, distance traveled, or percentage of the load. View webinar
Overtime Rules Basic overtime rules in Saskatchewan, including when overtime is earned, and exemptions and special rules. View webinar
Calculating Overtime for Employees Paid by Commission or Flat Rate A review of the regulatory requirements for calculating overtime and other payments for employees paid by commission or flat rate - including the associated requirements for keeping accurate records of the hours worked and the payments paid. 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
Whistleblower Protections in The Saskatchewan Employment Act Protections in Part III of The Saskatchewan Employment Act (Employment Standards) for so called “whistleblowers” who report alleged wrongdoing to a supervisor or other lawful authority. View webinar
Medical Leaves and Service Leaves The rules governing medical and service leaves. This includes leave for organ donation, critically ill child care, compassionate care, nomination/election and candidate/public office, reserve force service, and citizenship ceremony. We also discussed job protection for absences due to illness or injury. View webinar
Common Employment Standards Misconceptions Common employment standards misconceptions.
View webinar
Employment Leaves Employment standards for employment leaves, including entitlements, and the types of leaves available.
View webinar
Family Leaves  The rules for family leave. This includes the rules for taking maternity, adoption, and parental (MAP) leaves, crime-related child death or disappearance leave, bereavement leave, and interpersonal violence leave.  View webinar 
Employment Standards in Food Services
This webinar discussed the following topics: 
  • When is an employee working?
  • Reporting for duty pay (was minimum call-out pay) 
  • Schedules
  • Overtime and short-shifting
  • Public holiday pay 
  • Paystubs
View webinar
Overtime Rules Overtime provisions under Saskatchewan's employment standards.
View webinar
Overview of Employment Standards An overview of some of the main features of employment standards under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
Payment of Wages Employment standards for paying employees, providing pay stubs, and keeping payroll records.
View webinar
Public Holiday and Premium Pay  Public holidays in Saskatchewan, public holiday pay, premium pay for work on a public holiday, and special rules that apply to certain employees.   View webinar
Rules for Employing Youth The requirements for employing young people. 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
Applying for an Averaging of Hours Permit
The rules for obtaining averaging of hours permits. We will also discuss permits to vary the days of rest rules to allow employees and employers to work longer hours in one part of an averaging period in return for more time off in another part of the averaging period. 
View webinar
Setting up Modified Work Arrangements The requirements for setting up a Modified Work Arrangement to vary the overtime rules under Saskatchewan's employment standards.
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
Layoff and Termination  Employment standards relating to ending an employment relationship including notice periods, pay instead of notice, and when notice or pay instead of notice is not required.
View webinar
Vacations and Vacation Pay
Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay.  View webinar
YWRCC and Teacher Resources For teachers: learn more about the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) and how to use the online course in your classroom. View webinar

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