New online tool helps with employees hours

The Ministry of Labour has launched an online tool to help employers confirm and comply with specific rules concerning employee hours of work.

The launch on Feb. 2 of the Ministry of Labour's Hours of Work and Overtime Tool completes a suite of interactive tools available on the ministry's website.

The Hours of Work and Overtime (HOW) Tool will help employers to determine compliance for a range of standards such as daily rest, overtime, averaging and rest between shifts. The tool will also allow employees to understand their entitlements.

The HOW Tool features tutorials and calculators and serves as an introduction and link to the online forms required for requesting excess hours and overtime averaging.