These points mean that employers can structure positions in which workers work more than 8 hours per day and/or more than the normal 5 hours in a row, without triggering overtime. In the case of a funding agreement, an employer may structure schedules. B work of 10 hours, 16 straight days, over a period of 4 weeks. Under such an investment agreement, there are no weekly overtime hours to pay until the hours of regular work exceed 160 hours. Sixteen days, with 10 hours paid per day, is equivalent to 160 hours of straight time. After these 16 days of work, 12 days must be unemployed before returning to the 4-week average cycle to avoid overtime. For example, an employee scheduled for a 4-hour shift may be subject to an investment agreement using a 2-week average cycle. During the 2-week average cycle, the employee may work an additional 10 hours per week, for a total of 100 hours per cycle. The employer would sometimes have to pay this worker for 20 hours above the 40-hour average during the average cycle. This requirement must be read at the same time as the requirement that employers define a work plan for each day, which is covered by the cycles on which working hours are used. When an investment agreement consists of four weeks, the model of hours and days worked must be defined for each of the twenty-eight days of this four-week period.
It works well if a sufficient group of employees share the same work model, but perhaps not so good all employees have worked the same cycle of workdays and breaks, but employees start these cycles on different days, i.e. some employees start an average 4-week race on Monday, a few more on Tuesdays, a few more on Wednesdays, and so on. The problem is that any other day of the start of such a 4-week cycle must be defined in a separate funding agreement. If, for example.B. during a 4-week average cycle, another group of employees started the cycle at each of these 28 days, there must be at least 28 separate means agreements, each with its own work schedule. And it is interesting to note that the wage obligations contained in the law, based on an “average daily wage” – such as statutory leave pay – must be calculated on the basis of the actual average of the worker`s working day. The example of “4 10-hour shifts” would have the effect of basing a worker`s legal right on his or her usual 10-hour shift. Mary is an airline pilot who has a base salary and works hours of work that vary. Your base salary is considered a regular salary. Over a two-week period, she has a leave of absence, a day of mourning with payment, one day when planes were on the ground because of bad weather, and the other day Maria was away due to illness. Mary`s standard hours for the two-week period are reduced by 16 hours for bereavement and bereavement leave.