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Ontario Overtime and Work Hours

In Ontario the number of hours that employees are allowed to work by law is established by the Government. There are some professions that are excluded from these laws such as management, laborers, and professionals.

The Government of Ontario has established that no employee will work more than 48 hours per seven day week and that after 44 hours of work that employee must be paid overtime. Overtime pay is set at the bare minimum of one and a half times the employees regular hourly wage however some companies will pay their employees more than this.

An employee in Ontario are also not supposed to work more than eight hours in a single work day. If the employer wishes to have their employees work more than eight hours in a single day the employer must apply for permission from employment standards for approval. If you believe you are being treated unfairly in the workplace you should contact a Lawyer.

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