Bill 17 Update from ALIGN E.D. Rhonda Barraclough December 20, 2017
Dear ALIGN Members
Please review the information (see below) I received this morning (Dec 20, 2017) regarding Bill 17.
Please send me your comments regarding any implication you see so that I can provide that information directly to the Ministry.
Rhonda Barraclough, ALIGN Association E.D.
INFORMATION PERTAINING TO BILL 17 DECEMBER 20, 2017
As discussed, the Bill 17 draft regulations have been modified to include flexible work week provisions; hours of work can now be extended up to a maximum of two weeks. Below is an example for your reference:
Example: Flexible Averaging Agreement – 10 hour daily overtime threshold, 2 week averaging period
In this example, the daily overtime threshold specified in the agreement is 10 hours per work day.
ü No more than 12 hours per day is scheduled and no more than an average of 44 hours per week is scheduled.
ü All work days and the number of hours to be worked on each of those work days are identified in the schedule.
ü If the employee is asked or chooses to work longer daily hours, daily overtime could be payable where hours of work exceed 10 per work day.
ü If the employee is asked or chooses to work more hours in the averaging period, averaging period overtime could be payable at the end of the averaging period for hours in excess of an average of 44 hours.
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I hope this info is useful for you to share with the agencies in order for them to recalculate the OT impacts with new averaging provisions. We would appreciate receiving this information as soon as realistically possible as we hope that the new flexibility will address some of the earlier concerns.
I also wanted to confirm that the minimum wage expectations set out in Bill 17 will not create additional pressure for your agencies. Earlier conversations indicated that this was not a pinch point but wanted to double check.
Thank you for your patience Rhonda and I look forward to receiving an update on the OT implications as well as confirmation of the minimum wage impacts. I hope you get to enjoy some quality time over the holidays with your family and friends.