News briefsSask. backs down on ‘available hours’ • WCB relief for NFLD. small businesses • Air Canada employeesBy 03/28/2005|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/28/2005 Sask. backs down on ‘available hours’ Regina — The Saskatchewan government has let its “available hours” legislation die. The legislation would have required employers to distribute additional hours of work to part-time employees on the basis of seniority before hiring more part-time staff. It was designed to give people juggling part-time jobs a crack at full-time employment. But critics and employers called the proposal a job killer that could cripple the province’s burgeoning economy.WCB relief for NFLD. small businessesSt. John’s To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.