Work hours: 7 common questions | CFIB
Having trouble separating myth from fact when it comes to work schedules and paid hours? Here are seven frequently asked questions that you may have — and the answers!
No. However, if you offer this benefit to your employees, they must be paid since they are deemed to be at work. In other words, even if they are not at their workstation, their time is still considered to be time worked.
However, you do not have to pay this indemnity if your employees’ regular work schedules include shifts of less than three hours or if an incident beyond your control, such as a fire, forces you to close the store.
No. Despite popular belief, you are not required to release work schedules two weeks in advance. However, as of January 1, 2019, you will have to release work schedules at least five days in advance; otherwise, an employee could refuse to come in to work.
Rest assured, despite these many obligations and constraints, choosing and modifying your employees’ work schedules are part of your right to manage and are therefore at your complete discretion.
Do you have more questions about your rights and obligations? Call your CFIB Counsellor!