The one day's rest in seven permit allows employees who work more than 20 hours per week to come to an agreement with their employer regarding their days off or "period of rest." The "period of rest" rules in The Saskatchewan Employment Act require employers to provide a certain number of days of rest per week depending on the type of industry, the number of employees, and the amount of time an employee works per week.
Section 2-11 of The Saskatchewan Employment Act outlines the requirements that allow these arrangements.
This permit is most commonly used by construction and industrial companies. For example, a company that needs employees to work for 15 days in a row without having a rest period because of extreme circumstances would apply for the one day's rest in seven permit. Companies in the retail industry must use the two days' rest in seven permit.
A typical work schedule of the affected employees is to be attached to this permit application. The schedule must include days of work and hours of work per day. The permit will be based on this work schedule.
Obtaining a Permit
Permit applications should be submitted at least two weeks before the permit is required.
The form should be completed and returned to:
Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Sturdy Stone Building, 8th Floor
122 - 3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon SK S7K 2H6
Application forms can also be submitted by fax to 306-933-5444 or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.Download the one day's rest in seven permit application