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na

7/30/2009 5:51:57 PM
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Labour law: Minimum days off per week?

I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about the laybor law regarding...the minimum days off per week? I was thought that every week ur supposed to get 2 days off...but at my work...i've been getting 1 days off...because of them not hiring more ppl. Hope someone can help out! thanks

 
 
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Butterflymbca

7/30/2009 6:00:45 PM
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Actually

there is no law that I know of stating minimum days off - not in this country anyway, but anything more than 40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a day is overtime at a rate of time and a half.  
 

JKDJ

7/30/2009 6:00:58 PM
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2

it should be 2 days off.

JKDJ

7/30/2009 6:02:25 PM
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ohhh

oh really? i didnt know that than, lol, at my work (being manager) i have to give all my employees 2 days off a week.

Butterflymbca

7/30/2009 6:05:53 PM
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Just another

misconception that Canadians have - we are too spoiled - no law exists. It may be general practice and it may be common, but it is not a law.  
 
 
 
http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/categoryhoursfactsheet.html,

Butterflymbca

7/30/2009 6:08:03 PM
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FYI - from employment standards

Do employees get a day off each week?  
Most employees are entitled to a rest period of not less than 24 consecutive hours each week. Domestic and residential care workers must receive at least 36 consecutive hours of rest, when they are not required to perform work, each week. Employees can choose not to take the day off if there is work available from the employer.

cmore

7/30/2009 6:10:39 PM
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days off

i worked 6 days 1 day off for 2 years straight...

Fishin Guy

7/30/2009 6:33:09 PM
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Be careful...

  
Lil'A said "I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about the laybor law regarding...the minimum days off per week? I was thought that every week ur supposed to get 2 days off...but at my work...i've been getting 1 days off...because of them not hiring more ppl. Hope someone can help out! thanks "

Depending on the job you are working it may go against you. I work in a seasonal job. We keep a small crew to save people's jobs in the winter. We encourage weekends and lots of overtime when needed. Banking OT is encouraged as when things slow over the winter it isn't uncommon to have various days off. Everybody in our industry understands that yea family time can suffer during the summer but it is nice when you do it right you can have months off in the winter fully paid. For us those that don't wish to help out the company are usually the first to the EI lineup. Sure it sucks but that is the nature of the business.

thinking

7/30/2009 7:56:32 PM
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work

for yourself and take what ever time off you need. I work 3 days a week and take off 4. Banking time is ok as long as you bank at time and 1/2 and not straight time like some companies do

wonderbyrd

7/30/2009 7:57:48 PM
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isnt there a labour law

that came into place last year or so where you can not work more than 6 days in a row without a day off??

wheatiesfan85

7/30/2009 8:29:47 PM
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no laws that I know of

I don't believe there are any laws for this. My old job I used to work 12 days on and 2 days off (seasonal job). I was also generally working on average 12 hour days. I know one 2 week pay period I had 152 hours. The deal was that I would have 3 months off paid in the winter. It kind of backfired when I quit the job mid year, but it would have been ok had I made the winter.

MDG

7/30/2009 8:39:01 PM
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Yes:

  
wonderbyrd said "that came into place last year or so where you can not work more than 6 days in a row without a day off?? "

this is the case. In fact, it came into effect quite a few years ago - I'd say perhaps 5(?). I used to do scheduling as part of my work & had to be careful of that, even though people were willing . . .

Fishin Guy

7/30/2009 8:57:43 PM
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Not in Manitoba if reading right.

Less than half of the jurisdictions in Canada establish a limit on the maximum hours that an employee can work for one employer in a week. Several impose limits (which range from ten to sixteen hours) on the maximum number of hours an employee is permitted to work for one employer in a day.[27] Although neither Manitoba nor Saskatchewan provide for limits on maximum hours of work, employees in both provinces are entitled to refuse to work hours in excess of the standard work week.[28] In Manitoba, officials of Department of Labour and Immigration have interpreted the statutory provision as allowing the parties to contract out of (or waive) the right to refuse.  
 
http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/labour/employment_standards/fls/research/research17/page04.shtml

wonderbyrd

7/30/2009 9:13:30 PM
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that is what i thought

  
MDG said "
  
wonderbyrd said "that came into place last year or so where you can not work more than 6 days in a row without a day off?? "

this is the case. In fact, it came into effect quite a few years ago - I'd say perhaps 5(?). I used to do scheduling as part of my work & had to be careful of that, even though people were willing . . . "

I remember hearing something saying that in order to be able to work more don't you have to give permission or something.

Lord of the Radish

7/30/2009 9:18:28 PM
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Except

  
Butterflymbca said "there is no law that I know of stating minimum days off - not in this country anyway, but anything more than 40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a day is overtime at a rate of time and a half.  
 
"

at 4-Way Taxi. Shifts are 12 hours a day. The last 4 hours that SHOULD be overtime get bumped on your paystub to a day you didn't work.  
 
Quite a few drivers there used to work 5 or 6 days a week, 12 hour shifts and not one got any overtime. I know I never saw any.

CdnKoko

7/30/2009 9:59:32 PM
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....

In most cases, you're simply entitled to one day off per week.

MDG

7/30/2009 10:08:04 PM
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. .

  
wonderbyrd said "
  
MDG said "
  
wonderbyrd said "that came into place last year or so where you can not work more than 6 days in a row without a day off?? "

this is the case. In fact, it came into effect quite a few years ago - I'd say perhaps 5(?). I used to do scheduling as part of my work & had to be careful of that, even though people were willing . . . "

I remember hearing something saying that in order to be able to work more don't you have to give permission or something. "

There's no legal way around this one: 6 days in a row is the max & then a day off. There are some businesses however that have an agreement with the labor board allowing for a variance to the "overtime after 8 hours worked". Some residential care facilities for example, make use of this, where they work 12 hour shifts.

Stranger_n_a_strange_land

7/31/2009 12:20:04 AM
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i've givin up

i work i work i work or so it seems to me. I work months at a time some times with no day off, i work around the clock for days as well, i am provided 40 hrs/week of pay-max. I am a machine and is something i have become acustom to. I been doing this for years now and one day hope to get one of those two week holidays i hear about. I have thought of moving on but am comfortable with what i do because i do it well, and could'nt chance financial down time in a change over.

Butterflymbca

7/31/2009 9:29:36 AM
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Read

the laws. All that they say is that there should be 24 consecutive hours off in a one week period and an employee can choose to forgo that. Working it is in essence agreeing to it.  
 
Lord - I know that many jobs have overtime exceptions that are agreed to at the time of employment, not sure about taxis but I would assume that, I am not sure.  
 

Cherries87

7/31/2009 9:37:07 AM
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Yes,

  
Butterflymbca said "there is no law that I know of stating minimum days off - not in this country anyway, but anything more than 40 hours in a week or 8 hours in a day is overtime at a rate of time and a half.  
 
"

although overtime is NOT manditory. Therefore, if you put in your 40 hours a week, you should not be working any more hours unless you agreed to do overtime.

Hman

7/31/2009 10:47:43 AM
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Should be....

Work for a month straight with Sundays off then a paid week off.

MDG

7/31/2009 11:48:28 AM
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Not to beat this to death

(although it seems that I am); I just double checked in case something had changed & . . after the 6th day / shift, there must be a day of rest. The only exception is when a variance has been granted & for that, there has to be a reason - not just because it "suits". (Section 45 of the act & verbal confirmation). I'm sure that LOTS of people & employers scoot around this or don't know (or care) about it but if an employee ever gets fed up of it, there's a problem.

Nordberg

7/31/2009 11:54:31 AM
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Were you checking...

  
MDG said "(although it seems that I am); I just double checked in case something had changed & . . after the 6th day / shift, there must be a day of rest. The only exception is when a variance has been granted & for that, there has to be a reason - not just because it "suits". (Section 45 of the act & verbal confirmation). I'm sure that LOTS of people & employers scoot around this or don't know (or care) about it but if an employee ever gets fed up of it, there's a problem. "

Were you checking... the relevant statutes, or Genesis? Cause "after the sixth day, a day of rest" sounds oddly familiar!  
 
 
 
Sorry, couldn't resist

Butterflymbca

7/31/2009 11:57:41 AM
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Yep -

  
MDG said "(although it seems that I am); I just double checked in case something had changed & . . after the 6th day / shift, there must be a day of rest. The only exception is when a variance has been granted & for that, there has to be a reason - not just because it "suits". (Section 45 of the act & verbal confirmation). I'm sure that LOTS of people & employers scoot around this or don't know (or care) about it but if an employee ever gets fed up of it, there's a problem. "

24 consecutie hours in a 7 day period which can be waived by the employee. We have just gotten 'used to' the two day off thing and have come to expect it.

LadyWendy

7/31/2009 12:07:15 PM
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One

will have a better employee if they get a couple of days off a week. We all need a break from work.

TGC

7/31/2009 12:12:22 PM
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KNOW YOU RIGHTS!

 
Manitoba Employment Standards:  
 
http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/standards/  
 
Or  
 
1-800-821-4307

tha dude

7/31/2009 2:43:07 PM
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should be happy

you have a job... just my opinion..  
 
a couple years ago i worked 2 full time jobs.. yeah you read that right.. worked nights 11-7, and days 10-5, did that for 2 years until i moved...  
 
seems as of late there is alot of people on here complaining about money and living standards and now working standards.. gone are the days of just getting off your ass and working...

red0802

7/31/2009 3:27:53 PM
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@ hospital

you fill out a form if your ok working more then 8 days straight and lots of people there work over 2 weeks straight.  
 
must be some exceptions somewhere

Tri

7/31/2009 3:52:07 PM
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Keep in mind,

that it depends on what industry you work in, for example Heavy Construction has their own set of labor laws and some things are different and don't apply, or apply in a different way. The industry that you are employed with makes a difference as well

na

7/31/2009 6:20:30 PM
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....

Well personally i think it should be a law that your employer should be giving you two days off no matter what. yea were short staffed....but we just got 7 new ppl....and some of those girls are getting two days off...myself and the other girls i work with get one. yea were busy....but i personally think it should be required to have 2 days off. Thankfully im getting my holidays soon, but i feel bad for the girls. we don't get a thanks much....if we do its from one lady and shes not even the manager. all im saying is that i think it should be 2 days off period...no matter if your busy or not. thanks to all that replied.

 
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