Consider your options if your employer wants you to work longer hours

What if my employer asks me to work extra hours?
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Consider your options if your employer wants you to work longer hours

You don't have to sign an agreement to work longer hours.

And you don't have to work longer hours if you haven't agreed.

And if you agreed to work longer hours, you have the right to cancel this agreement.

You do this by telling your employer in writing that you no longer agree to work longer hours. Your agreement ends 2 weeks after you give this written notice to your employer.

It's against the law for an employer to punish you or fire you if you refuse to work longer hours. To learn more about this, see Can my employer punish me if I act on my rights?

But some employers don't follow the law. And if you're punished or fired, you need to find out what you can do. If this happens to you, get legal advice.

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Ontario Ministry of Labour
Reviewed: April 4, 2019

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