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Rest days for part-time employees

If you are a part-time employee covered under Part IV of the Employment Act, you are entitled to rest days and pay for working on a rest day.

Entitlement

If you’re a part-time employee covered under Part IV of the Employment Act, you are entitled to 1 rest day per week if you are required to work for at least 5 days in a week.

If you work on a rest day, your pay depends on whether the work was done at your employer’s request or at your own request.

When rest days can fall

The employer determines the rest day, which can be on a Sunday or any other day.

If the rest day is not a Sunday, your employer should prepare a monthly roster and inform you of the rest days before the start of each month.

Pay for work on a rest day

Payment for work on rest days is calculated as follows:

If work is done At employer’s request At employee’s request
Up to half your normal daily working hours 1 day’s salary at basic rate of pay ½ day’s salary at basic rate of pay
More than half your normal daily working hours 2 days’ salary at basic rate of pay 1 day’s salary at basic rate of pay
More than your normal daily working hours and up to normal hours of full-time employee 2 days’ salary
+ your basic hourly rate of pay
1 day’s salary
+ your basic hourly rate of pay
More than your normal daily working hours and more than normal hours of full-time employee 2 days’ salary
+ your basic hourly rate of pay
+ 1.5 times your basic hourly rate of pay
1 day’s salary
+ your basic hourly rate of pay
+ 1.5 times your basic hourly rate of pay

You work 4 hours a day and a full-time employee works 8 hours. Your hourly basic rate of pay is $5.

If you work 9 hours on a rest day at your employer’s request, your rest day pay is:

2 days’ salary + your basic hourly rate of pay + 1.5 times your basic hourly rate of pay

(4 hours × $5) × 2 days + (4 hours x $5) + (1.5 × 1 hour × $5) = $67.50