What is the Employment Standards Act?
The Employment Standards Act and Regulation set the minimum standards for employment in Yukon.
The Act covers most employers and employees. It does not apply to:
- territorial, First Nations and federal governments;
- employees who are covered by a collective agreement (unless it does not meet the minimum standards);
- employees who are excluded by regulations, such as sitters (a person who is hired on a causal basis to look after a child, a disabled person or other person in a private residence); and
- employees who are employed by sectors that fall under the federal jurisdiction. These include banks, airlines, inter-provincial trucking companies, post offices and radio and television stations.
An averaging agreement allows an employee or group of employees to average their hours of work over an agreed-on period of time.
The goal is to have greater flexibility in scheduling hours of work in the workplace.
There are 2 types of averaging agreements:
- short work weeks; and
- special cases.
For more information
Look at the fact sheet on averaging agreements under the Employment Standards Act.