All employers must keep complete and accurate records of the hours worked each day by an employee and keep these records (e.g.B. detailed minutes) for 36 months after the end of the work. These records can be used to calculate overtime pay at least 1.5 times the normal hourly wage and prove compliance if necessary. For urban and motorway operators, it is not necessary to count certain hours: similarly, employees can now agree (in writing) to work more than 48 hours per week and the agreement of the director is no longer necessary for these agreements to be valid. There are limits to the number of hours an employee can or can work. For most employees, the daily limit is eight hours or the employee`s regular workday if it is more than eight hours. For most employees, the weekly limit is 48 hours. These limit values may be exceeded if certain conditions are met. (See below). In addition, some employers and workers are exempt from working time limitations or have different limits. For more information, see the guide to special rules and exceptions to employment standards. Maximum working time is defined by the Drivers Hours of Service Regulations commercial vehicles operated by Transport Canada.

In short, a rested employee is a productive employee. This is the case for workers whose work is physical, mental or emotional. Other ESA provisions on overtime, such as. B daily and weekly exemption conditions remain in force. Employees can continue to revoke overtime agreements with a two-week delay.