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Example 1 - - Illustration Where There is a 8-Hour Shift Schedule

  • Issued: April 2005
  • Content last reviewed: June 2009

Example 1 - Illustration Where There is a Regular 8-hour Shift Schedule

Regular 8-Hour Shift Schedule
Shift/Day Begins Ends
Sunday Off Off
Monday 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Saturday Off Off

The "days" in this employee's work cycle are as follows:

Regular 8-hour Shift Schedule by 'Days'
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12 12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12 12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12 12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12 12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12 12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12 12 - 8 8 - 4 4 - 12
Off Off Off Off Work Off Off Work Off Off Work Off Off Work Off Off Work Off Off Off Off
not included Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 not included

(Note: in this chart, "Off" indicates time that the employee is free from work; "Work" means time the employee is performing work.)

  1. 1st day: Monday 8 a.m. to Tuesday 8 a.m.
    • Number of consecutive hours off : 16
  2. 2nd day: Tuesday 8 a.m. to Wednesday 8 a.m.
    • Number of consecutive hours off : 16
  3. 3rd day: Wednesday 8 a.m. to Thursday 8 a.m.
    • Number of consecutive hours off : 16
  4. 4th day: Thursday 8 a.m. to Friday 8 a.m.
    • Number of consecutive hours off : 16
  5. 5th day: Friday 8 a.m. to Saturday 8 a.m.
    • Number of consecutive hours off : 16

There are at least 11 consecutive hours off in each "day". As such, this schedule meets the requirements of s. 18(1). There are also at least eight hours off in between successive shifts that total more than 13 hours. As such, this schedule also meets the requirements of s. 18(3).

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