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Training in Employment Standards

Training Information

Employment Standards 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.

Employment Standards 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 Employment Standards at 1-800-667-1783.

Webinar Software

The webinars are offered through GoToWebinar, free online software that uses your 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, tablet or smartphone before joining the webinar to avoid any connection issues. When you sign up for a webinar, you will be emailed a confirmation notice with a link to the test site.

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.


You have two options to listen to the webinar audio:

  1. Use your computer's audio
  2. Use your telephone

Webinar Topics

2024 Training Dates
May 15, 2024
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. CST
Understanding Overtime Pay, Exemptions, and Special Rules Attend webinar
May 29, 2024
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. CST
Understanding Seasonal and Youth Employment Attend webinar
June 12, 2024
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. CST
Understanding Vacation and Vacation Pay, and Public Holidays and Public Holiday Pay Attend webinar
June 26, 2024
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. CST
Employment Standards Misunderstandings and Misconceptions Attend webinar
July 10, 2024
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. CST
Overview: Hours of Work, Schedules, Minimum Wage, Reporting for Duty Pay, Vacation, Vacation Pay, and Public Holidays Attend webinar
July 17, 2024
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. CST
Overview: Employment Leaves, Time Keeping and Paydays, Statements of Earning Attend webinar

Recorded Webinars

Below is a list of previously recorded webinars. These recordings can be streamed on your device be viewed at any time. You will not need to download any software to view the webinars, but you will need to sign up for the webinar to 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
Layoff and Termination This webinar discussed the following topics: basic rules for ending employment, notice or pay instead of notice, immediate dismissal with just cause, employee notice, and paying out departing employees. 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 in a Week with a Public Holiday This webinar discussed pay for working on a public holiday, overtime payable during the week of a public holiday, and public holiday pay. 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
Protections from Discriminatory Action This webinar discussed employees' protections from discriminatory actions when exercising their rights under Part II - Employment Standards in The Saskatchewan Employment Act. 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
Tips for Taking the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) This webinar provides tips on how to create an account to use the YWRCC 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.
Understanding Layoffs and Termination This webinar discussed the basic rules for ending employment under The Saskatchewan Employment Act. Topics include notice periods, pay instead of notice and individual and group layoffs. View webinar
Understanding When Overtime is Earned This webinar discussed basic overtime rules in Saskatchewan, including when overtime is earned by the day and the week, overtime exemptions, and special rules. View webinar
Vacations and Vacation Pay Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay. View webinar
What are Health and Service Leaves? This webinar discussed the following topics: definition of an employment leave and an overview of the organ donation, critically ill adult care and critically ill child care, compassionate care, nomination/election and candidate/public office, and reserve force ceremony leaves. Protection for absences due to illness or injury is also covered. View webinar
What do I Need to Know When Employing Youth This webinar discussed 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.
View webinar
What is Family Leave? This webinar discussed the following topics: definition of an employment leave and an overview of the several different types of family leave available, including maternity, adoption, parental, bereavement, and crime-related child death or disappearance. View webinar

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