A work schedule generally refers to the days per week and the hours per day that a worker is expected to be at their job.
Employers must give workers notice of when their work begins and ends over a period of at least one week. For more information on schedule changes notice and rest periods, visit the ‘Learn more’ page.
Employers must give workers notice of when their work begins and ends over a period of at least one week. Notice can be:
The notice must be posted at least one week prior to the start of the work schedule and employers must give at least one week’s notice of a change in the schedule. The week’s notice does not apply when there is an unexpected, unusual, or emergency circumstance.
A regular week has 40 hours. The employer may choose to schedule work over five eight-hour days or four 10-hour days during the week schedule.
Workers are entitled to a period of eight consecutive hours of rest in any period of 24 hours. Workers must receive this break unless there is an emergency circumstance.
Workers in the retail trade get two consecutive days off in every seven days, one of which is a Saturday or Sunday whenever possible. In the retail trade, the two consecutive days off do not apply to: