# Figure out what you’d get with an averaging 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
Week 1 35 0
Week 2 50 6
Week 3 60 16
Week 4 35 0
Total 180 22

Without an averaging agreement, you'd have 22 hours of overtime.

### Averaging agreement

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.

week hours worked
Week 1 35
Week 2 50
Week 3 60
Week 4 35
Total 180
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.

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