What are the overtime rules in Nova Scotia?

The general rule for overtime is that employees are entitled to receive 1½ times their regular wage for each hour worked after 48 in a week. A week is defined as a consistent seven-day period, e.g., Monday to Sunday, Wednesday to Tuesday.

Can an employer force you to work overtime in Nova Scotia?

Unlike other provinces, which require overtime pay after 40 or 44 hours worked in a week, Nova Scotia’s overtime threshold is 48 hours. This means that employees are entitled to 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 48 hours in a week.

Is overtime 40 or 44 hours?

Alberta Overtime Pay Rate. Like most provinces, Alberta’s overtime pay rate is 1½ times an employee’s regular pay rate. Employees in Alberta qualify for overtime pay after working more than eight hours in a day or more than 44 hours in a week (whichever is greater). This is sometimes known as the 8/44 rule.

Can an employer make you work more than 48 hours a week?

Legally, your employer can’t make you work more than 48 hours a week, including overtime. If they want you to work more than that, your employer has to ask you to opt out of the 48-hour limit.

Is mandatory overtime legal in Canada?

Except when the employee works under extremely rare circumstances, employers cannot force them to work overtime. Generally, employees are permitted to work overtime if they legitimately do so.

Do companies have to pay overtime?

When do employers have to pay overtime? In general, there is no right to be paid for overtime worked. The decision of whether or not to pay is down to the employer, and the position should ideally be clearly set out in the contract.

How do you calculate overtime over 40 hours?

Calculating Overtime for Hourly Employees Overtime pay is calculated: Hourly pay rate x 1.5 x overtime hours worked. Here is an example of total pay for an employee who worked 42 hours in a workweek: Regular pay rate x 40 hours = Regular pay, plus.

Can my employer stop me doing overtime?

Unless your contract guarantees you overtime, your employer can stop you working it. But your employer must not discriminate against you, or bully you, by letting others work overtime while denying you the opportunity.