It seems in the last few years that I am increasingly being consulted by overworked employees. No one’s being obviously mean to them. They haven’t been demoted. Their wages have not been cut.
Employees cannot generally be required to work more than 8 hours a day or 48 hours a week in Ontario. There are some exceptions to this rule. One of those exceptions is that if an employee was hired before September 4, 2001, when the new legislation took effect, and has an arrangement with the employer that provides that the employee is willing to work, at the employer=s request, more hours per day than the number of hours in her regular work day, the 8-hour limit does not apply. The arrangement does not have to be in writing. If both parties have agreed to revoke the arrangement, of course, it no longer exists.