Manitoba Employment Standards Averaging Agreement

For more information on funding agreements or for an overview of what is required for a valid fund agreement, click here (insert a link: www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/doc,averaging_agreements,factsheet.html#q2113) Employers can enter into a written agreement with employees that allows them to exceed overtime and use those later hours. One hour of overtime is booked as 1.5 hours. The rest time is during the normal working time and must be planned within 3 months of initiation. If bank time is not used within 3 months of paying, employers must pay all overtime at 1.5 times the normal rate. Access is available in the overtime fact sheet and in section 18 of the Labour Standards Code. Workers in the heavy and industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector cannot have their standard working hours changed by an average permit or agreement. These employees have industry and season-specific standard hours of work. For more information, see the construction industry fact sheet. Funding Agreement – If certain conditions are met, the province has made it unnecessary for the Department of Employment Standards to approve a new timetable.

If workers work at least 30 hours per week, the worker (or group of employees) and the employer can establish an internal written agreement for a new schedule. Employers can set their new schedule over several weeks. The number of weeks agreed is considered a cycle. During the median cycle, normal hours should be less than 40 hours or less per week over a maximum of 12 weeks. Examples can be found below. Download the survey of www.manitoba.ca/labour/standards/forms.html employees or call employment standards. The completed application can be filed, mailed or faxed to the nearest labour standards office. Under an average agreement, standard working hours can be up to 12 hours per day and 60 hours per week over a 12-week cycle. No no.

If an employer wishes to offer new standard hours of work greater than 12 hours per day or 60 hours per week, or if the average is more than 12 weeks, an application for employment standards must be made for an average permit. For example, an agreement allows an employee to work a maximum of 12 hours per day and 48 hours per week over a 6-week cycle. This application for authorization is accompanied by a typical work plan of the staff concerned for a period of placement. The schedule must include workdays and hours of work per day. The authorization is based on this order of work. Approval/order indicates the expiration date. The employer must reapply before the expiry date to avoid disruption to the establishment. At the expiry of the authorization, the schedule must be set to minimum standards until a new authorization is approved. A means agreement can be reached if the new standard working hours are 12 hours or less per day and 60 hours or less per week on an average cycle of 12 weeks or less.