Reporting Pay

If you are an employee and you are called in to work outside your regular work hours, your employer must pay you for at least three hours work.

Each time an employee is required to report to work, he/she must be paid for at least three hours.

Staff meetings or other similar call-ins which are optional do not have to be paid for by the employer; but to encourage attendance, the employer has the option of paying the employee their regular rate of pay for the meeting period.

Staff meetings or call-ins which are mandatory must be compensated at no less than three hours.

An employer who asks or tells an employee to wait at the place of work must consider that time as work time.

This information is meant to serve as a guide only.  The reader is strongly advised to consult the Employment Standards Act to view the legislation.  Where any difference exists between this information and the Act, the Act will be considered correct.
Published date: 
March 1, 2023
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