Saskatoon Office
10th Floor
Sturdy Stone Building
122 3rd Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 2H6
Regina Office
1600 – 1920 Broad Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3V2
(306)787-2406 (telephone)
(306)787-2664 (fax)

COVID-19 NOTICE, dated June 24, 2021:

This directive replaces the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board notice respecting COVID-19, dated May 20, 2021.

Background:

The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board has commenced the redeployment of regular operations in concert with the reduced restrictions from Public Health Orders. The Board continues to monitor the situation and may update the information in this Notice as circumstances require.

Board Operations:

Hearings – The Board will resume scheduling new hearings in‐person by default with dates on August 1 or after.

Appeals and other matters without oral evidence – All matters for which oral evidence will not be submitted will be scheduled by video‐conference by default.

Video Hearings – The Board will continue to utilize video hearings as an option when most appropriate. If one or more parties to a matter believe(s) that a video hearing is most appropriate, they may request that the hearing be set as a video hearing when it is being scheduled. The Board may require submissions with regards to the request.

Scheduled WebEx Hearings – The Board will be providing the opportunity for hearings currently scheduled for a video hearing to be converted into an in‐person hearing. In order for a video hearing to convert to an in‐person hearing, the parties must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. All consent to changing to an in‐person hearing
  2. All agree on the location (Regina or Saskatoon) for the hearing
  3. All agree to follow any safety instructions provided by the Board

The parties must provide the listed information to the Board within 10 business days of being informed of the option to convert their hearing. The Board will be contacting the parties by email to provide the opportunity to convert their hearing from video to in‐person. Parties may advise the Board of their desire to convert their hearing (along with the listed information) in advance of being contacted. The Board will not facilitate or mediate reaching an agreement between the parties for the purpose of converting a hearing to in‐person.

Board Offices – As of July 11, access to the Board office in Regina is no longer restricted and documents may be filed in‐person.

This Notice is subject to change from time to time and may be amended to apply to specific circumstances, at the discretion of the Board.

Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, June 24, 2021