Labour Standards Legislation and Regulations
Our Labour Standards Branch promotes and enforces provincial employment standards established under the Labour Standards Act and Labour Standards Regulations. The Act and Regulations provide in depth information pertaining to legislation on annual holidays, hours of work, minimum wages and other employment standards.
Rights and Responsibilities for Employers and Employees
Below is a summary of what employers and employees need to know about their rights and responsibilities under the Labour Standards Act and Regulations.
Note: We have created an easy-to-use guide on how labour standards laws apply to you. See Rights and Responsibilities: A Guide to Labour Standards in Saskatchewan under Related Documents below.
The Labour Standards Act
The Labour Standards Act sets out the minimum conditions of employment for employers and employees in Saskatchewan. The Act contains provisions respecting annual holidays, public holidays, hours of work, minimum wages, and other employment standards.
The Labour Standards Regulations
The Labour Standards Regulations includes regulations pertaining to the application of the Labour Standards Act to certain employees and employers, benefits for part-time employees, group termination and the administration of the Act.
The Minimum Wage Regulations
The Minimum Wage Regulations establish the provincial minimum wage rate and minimum call-out pay. The Regulations also includes provisions relating to minimum age of employment or youth employment, statements of earnings, and special rules for employees employed in hotels, restaurants, educational institutions, hospitals and nursing homes.
Recent Labour Standards Amendments
Keep informed about recent changes to the Labour Standards Act and Regulations.
The Minimum Wage Regulations were amended to establish age 16 as the general minimum age of employment in Saskatchewan. An ‘absolute’ minimum age of 14 has also been established provided those 14 and 15 year old workers fulfil certain requirements.
As of December 1, 2012, the minimum wage in