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Employment Standards Training

Training Information

The Employment Standards Division offers free online training webinars which 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. There are 100 spots available for each webinar.

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. Each session runs from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saskatchewan time. 

Webinar Topic
Date Description Registration
Schedules and Hours of Work May 17, 2017 Employment standards governing schedules and hours of work, Modified Work Arrangements, as well as scheduling exemptions and special rules.
Click here to register
Public Holidays  May 31, 2017 Rules for calculating public holiday pay, overtime in a week with a holiday, and premium pay for work on a holiday. It will also review special rules and exemptions.  Click here to register
Vacations and Vacation Pay  June 14, 2017 Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay.
Click here to register
Employing Young People June 28, 2017 The rules for employing 14- and 15-year old workers, including minimum age of employment, special rules that apply to 14- and 15-year olds, and employment standards that affect most young workers. It will also include some of the minimum age of employment rules under other legislation.  Click here to 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
Employing Young People  The rules for employing 14- and 15-year old workers, including minimum age of employment, special rules that apply to 14- and 15-year olds, and employment standards that affect most young workers. It will also include some of the minimum age of employment rules under other legislation.  Click here to view recording
Employment Leaves Employment standards for employment leaves, including entitlements, and the types of leaves available.
Click here to view recording
Overtime When overtime applies, how overtime is paid in a week and day, overtime in modified work arrangements and permits, overtime banks, exemptions, and calculating overtime for employees not paid by the hour.
Click here to view recording
Overview of Employment Standards An overview of some of the main features of employment standards under Part II of The Saskatchewan Employment Act.
Click here to view recording
Payment of Wages Employment standards for paying employees, providing pay stubs, and keeping payroll records.
Click here to view recording
Public Holidays  Rules for calculating public holiday pay, overtime in a week with a holiday, and premium pay for work on a holiday. It will also review special rules and exemptions.
Click here to view recording
Schedules and Hours of Work Employment standards governing schedules and hours of work, Modified Work Arrangements, as well as scheduling exemptions and special rules.
Click here to view recording
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.
Click here to view recording
Vacations and Vacation Pay
Vacation entitlements, the rules for taking a vacation, and vacation pay.  Click here to view recording

Customizable Training

If your organization is interested in working with us to develop customized webinars on specific subjects for groups of employees, please contact the Manager of Education Services, Employment Standards Division, at 306-933-7980.

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