Acts and Regulations

E-7.2 - Employment Standards Act

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Requirement of weekly rest period
17(1)Where an employer employs an employee other than
(a) an employee who, in the opinion of the Director, is required to cope with an emergency; or
(b) an employee who is not usually employed for more than three hours in any one day;
the employer shall give to the employee a weekly rest period of at least twenty-four consecutive hours, to be taken, if possible, through Sunday or, if the Director approves, to be accumulated and taken later, either part at a time or all together.
17(2)Nothing in this section authorizes any work to be done on Sunday that is now prohibited by law.
1984, c.42, s.10; 1988, c.59, s.2