Changes in the construction sector: The bill introduces more flexible rules for construction unions to organize their members to reduce the administrative work of employers in relation to unionized workers. Industrial unions will be able to form “all workers` units” by representing all employees who work for the same employer, regardless of their profession. This amendment will not impact construction unions, which will continue to certify their members for artisanal reasons, or international unions, which will continue to abide by existing rules in provincial collective agreements. Working time: An average working time agreement (HWAA) allows employers to maintain an employee`s average working time over a period of 1 to 12 weeks, in order to determine the worker`s right to overtime pay or instead of overtime compensation for free time with remuneration. Under the proposed amendments, an employer may modify or start an HWAA without a worker`s consent, provided that the worker is informed 2 weeks in advance. The funding term of an HWAA is increased from 12 to 52 weeks with the possibility of applying for a new renewal. With this change, an employer must continue to ensure that an employee has an 8-hour rest between shifts. Other changes include an HWAA that no longer requires a deadline and greater flexibility for employers to determine how and if daily overtime applies. Employers do not have to work daily overtime unless they are part of the HWAA. If included, daily overtime is calculated on the basis of higher weekly or daily overtime. A weekly overtime threshold remains valid, regardless of whether daily overtime is included in the agreement.
Overtime must be paid to the worker no later than 10 days after the end of the payment period (which can last up to 52 weeks). During or at the end of an average period, an employer may, with a period of at least 2 weeks, write to each worker concerned: according to the current ESC, employers and employees can conclude an average working time agreement (“HWAA”) in order to maintain the working time of workers who are too average for a certain period, in order to prevent employers from having specific schedules (e.g. .