LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Oct. 1: The minimum wage increases 10¢ to $11.06 per hour, enough to top Nova Scotia by a dime but still leaving Saskatchewan with the second lowest minimum wage in the country.
Aug. 16: Class action discrimination lawsuits are a potentially powerful weapon for going after serial harassers and sex offenders. Saskatchewan is among the few jurisdictions where such actions are expressly allowed under human rights laws. And now new regulations make it easier to bring such suits by allowing for filing of class action complaints orally with the Human Rights Commission.
Saskatchewan Pensions Fee Increases
|Effective January 1, 2019|
|Annual Information Report filing fee per member||· From $7 to $10 per active member
· From $3.50 to $5 per retired or inactive member
|AIR filing minimum fee||From $150 to $300|
|AIR filing maximum fee||From $15,000 to $30,000|
Sept. 1: In preparation for cannabis legalization, tough new penalties for driving while impaired took effect:
|Drug-impaired driving||*Immediate licence suspension
*Seizure of vehicle for up to 60 days
*Licence suspension of up to 5 years
|Driving impaired passengers under age 16||*Seizure of vehicle for up to 60 days
*Licence suspension of up to 120 days—18 months for new drivers