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One example is the mistaken notion that 9-5 or 8-hour day is the longest day when someone can legally work (not true). Or that one-hour lunch breaks is a standard thing. Or at the other end of the spectrum, people can legally work seven days a week

To dispel these myths, we have united everything you may have been surprised (or know someone who has) about the rules when it comes to being a work student

"Can they work with me for more than eight hours a day?"

Yes, I do. Your work may require you to work for 8, 9, and 13 hours a day

The contract you are signing must be in advance, although

"Overtime, if I work more than eight hours a day?"

Not in most provinces, unless you work in a federal government or work in British Columbia

In all other cases, the overtime threshold is calculated on a weekly basis (you can work 10 hours per day, then less during this week, and it will fly)

"When do I start getting overtime?"

In Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick more than 44 hours of work per week are considered overtime

For each hour that you work on, you should get a time and a half (hourly wage x 1.5)

Provinces such as Qu├ębec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, NDP, Nunavut and the Federal Government believe that overtime should be 40 hours, while provinces such as PI and Nova Scotia, 48

"Should I be working on a long weekend?"

Depends on which industry you are in. Retail and restaurant workers, for example, are SOL, because, according to the law, the nature of these industries is "show must go."

Anything in the Financial or Public Service, you may not be able to work

We mean that if Monday is an official holiday, Saturday and Sunday are considered regular, honest working days

"How's the pay working?"

If the place of work is closed on a holiday or it is open, but you have not worked with it, you should normally receive an amount equivalent to your average shift

In Ontario, if you work on official holidays, you must either be in a different (regularly paid) day a day when you are not resting, or you have received an average salary (based on the last four weeks that you have worked) plus 1.5 times the hourly rate for the number of hours worked

The provinces of Canada are usually on the same page on official holidays, although each is slightly different from the way an employer can make it for you if you work on vacation

"They can continue working 7 days a week?"

Not legally. In Ontario you should get 24 hours in a row (also one day) per week of work from your employer

If this does not happen, you will receive a period of 48 hours (two days) for more than two weeks

"Don't they owe me an hour for lunch?"

I don't. If you work for 5 hours or more, they owe you half an hour. Unpaid

"Can they make me work during hours?"

There is nothing illegal about demanding that someone work during the night or very early in the morning. Companies are also not legally required workers at home

"What about the coffee breaks?" "If I work in the shift, should I work open?"

It depends. By law, you must have at least eight hours of work between shifts and 11 consecutive hours every day

If you've ever worked at a restaurant, you probably were in a shitty situation when the closure works later (say, three hours), and you have to get back to work for 10 hours to prepare this place

Technically, it's not legal, but it's happening. If you have smart management, they'll send you home the next day

"What do people do when they need to work seven days a week to get a meeting?"

They get a second assignment or a side consumption. While each individual job cannot support you 7 days a week, two or more combined gigs can

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"If I'm studying, I get paid for it?" "If I take something for work, but not technically on the spot, does it count?"

If you are transporting something to work (for example, picking up supplies for a working collection), which is considered a working time

"How do I get more information?"

Here are some useful resources. They are related to some of the pages of facts you want to see

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Dana Iskoldski (Dana Iskoldski) is the editor of "At-At-Big" ("Chief Guinea Pig") in its search for brilliant career tips