• Working Outside the Employment Standards Act: Variances, Averaging Agreements, and Exclusions
  • March 18, 2015 | Author: Mike Hamata
  • Law Firm: DLA Piper (Canada) LLP - Vancouver Office
  • Flexible shift work schedules are a familiar part of large-scale infrastructure and resource projects in British Columbia. In those industries, it is common for employees to work for several weeks, followed by a week off, work 10 or 12 hour shifts, or work some other nonstandard schedule. However, as more employers look for ways to lower payroll costs and improve flexibility, demand for flexible shift scheduling is increasing across many industries, a trend which is gaining momentum and will continue for the foreseeable future.