All overtime hours must be pre-authorized by your manager in writing.
If you work in Granting and are a Level 6 or higher, you are required to plan your monthly working schedule in advance and submit it to the Employer for approval at least five business days before the beginning of the month. You are encouraged to stick to this planned schedule as much as possible. However, if you anticipate that your schedule will need to be changed or that overtime will be required, you should contact the Employer to pre-authorize those changes.
Refusing overtime and the impact of overtime on mental and physical health
Frequent overtime can be stressful, affect your work-life balance, and lead to burn-out. If frequent overtime demands are becoming a challenge, please seek the assistance of a Workplace Representative at Ontario Arts Council.
If the stress, timing, or other factors associated with overtime demands are significantly impacting your mental or physical health, it may be necessary to request an accommodation.
Can my supervisor ask me to work overtime without compensation?
Your supervisor or another Employer representative cannot, and should not, request or permit you to work overtime without compensation when that work would otherwise be compensated.
Can I submit a claim for overtime if I am required to carry a mobile phone or computer for work?
Carrying a mobile phone or computer for work is not considered overtime.
However, if there is an expectation from your supervisor that you respond to an email or phone call, or conduct work outside of your normal working hours, you should claim that as overtime.
Can I claim travel time outside my regular hours of work as overtime?
If you are required to travel for work, you can claim the time spent travelling to the destination as overtime if it is outside your regular hours of work.
Time spent in a hotel room after you have travelled to your destination is not included, unless you can prove that you were working at the time. Time spent travelling from your hotel room to your meeting or conference is also not included.
Time travelled to and from your home to your regular workplace is not included.
Can I claim overtime under the AMAPCEO Collective Agreement if I am temporarily assigned to a non-bargaining unit position?
If you are temporarily assigned to a non-AMAPCEO position, your hours of work and overtime are set by the terms and conditions of the non-bargaining unit position. This means that the AMAPCEO overtime and hours of work provisions do not apply.
Workplace Representatives are trained union members who have volunteered to confidentially assist members like you in the workplace. They should be your first point of contact in seeking information and representation with an issue at work.