The deadline for submissions on Saskatchewan’s labour legislation review is just over two weeks away.
“We continue to look to the people of Saskatchewan to provide input that will assist in modernizing Saskatchewan’s labour legislation,” Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan says.
“Our goal is to effectively meet the needs of employees and employers in today’s workplaces.”
Stakeholders and interested parties are asked to submit written feedback no later than July 31, 2012.
On May 2, 2012, Minister Morgan announced a comprehensive review of the current labour legislation. The review will restructure and reorganize the existing legislation, eliminate inconsistencies, clarify legislative applications and modernize legislation to reflect today’s changing work environment.
Some examples of the topics under consideration are: essential services legislation, union financial disclosure, notice requirements, collection of employees’ wages after business closure, variable hours of work to meet needs of both employers and employees, and indexation of the minimum wage.
An advisory committee comprised of subject matter experts representing labour and business from across Saskatchewan has also been created to provide advice.
The discussion paper is available online at www.lrws.gov.sk.ca/modernizing-legislation.
Submissions can be sent by post or electronic mail to:
Ministry of Labour
Relations and Workplace Safety
300 - 1870 Albert Street
Regina SK S4P 4W1