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Hours of work rules in Ontario, a compliance and best practice guide

A guide for Canadian employers and payers on complying with employment standards rules on hours of work

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What constitutes work? When is it done? How do you measure and record a worker's hours? What about breaks and holiday work? The 44-page guide answers these questions by examining the legally enforceable employment standards in Ontario—the minimums that employers must provide to employees.

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  • What is and is not considered work
  • What records must be kept, for hours worked by employees
  • How employee hours of work must be reported
  • The times and days employees may work
  • How much pay employees must be given just for reporting to work
  • The maximum permissible hours of work on a daily and weekly basis
  • How much time off employees must be given between work
  • What meal breaks employees must be given
  • What are the rules around employees who work shifts

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Print ISSN: 1927-8233  Online ISSN: 1927-8241

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