Standard Work Week Exemption Order
The following are exemptions to the standard work week provisions of the Employment Standards Act approved by the Employment Standards Board, pursuant to section 15 of the Act.
1. (A) Highway Construction / Maintenance
The standard work week for employees engaged in the construction, maintenance, traffic control and snow removal of highways, roads and streets shall be fifty-five (55)hours.
(B) Seafood Processing Industry
Effective 1 September 2011, The standard work week for employees involved in the procurement, storage and processing for seafood processing operations shall be fifty-five (55) hours
(C) Trucking Industry
The standard work week for truck drivers shall be fifty-five (55) hours.
(D) Health Care Industry
Effective 1 January 2010, overtime for community care facility employees will be triggered after ninety-six (96) hours worked in a two-week period.
2. Date of Order: 13 November 2019
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