Figure out what you’d get with an averaging agreement
Question & AnswerCan an employer ask me to sign an overtime agreement?
Figure out the difference in the amount of overtime you’d get if you sign or don’t sign an .
You can use the Ministry of Labour’s Averaging & Time Off in Lieu Calculator to see how much overtime you’d get over 2, 3, or 4 weeks if you have an averaging agreement.
In most jobs, the hours you work over 44 hours a week are overtime hours. The examples below show the difference in how much overtime you get with or without an averaging agreement if:
- your regular work week is 35 hours
- you work a total of 180 hours in 4 weeks
No averaging agreement
|week||hours worked||overtime hours over 44|
Without an averaging agreement, you’d have 22 hours of overtime.
To find out your average overtime hours in the 4 weeks, take the total number of hours you worked in the 4 weeks and divide by 4.
Then subtract the 44 hours you must work in a week to qualify for overtime. This gives you the “average” number of overtime hours per week.
Then multiply this by 4 to get the averaged number of overtime hours.
|averaged overtime hours|
|180 hours ÷ 4 weeks = 45 hours|
|45 hours – 44 hours = 1 hour|
|1 hour x 4 weeks = 4 hours|
With an averaging agreement, you’d have 4 hours of overtime.