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Government employees and professionals

Architects and architecture students

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • minimum wage
  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay
  • sick leave, family responsibility leave or bereavement leave, if taking the leave would be professional misconduct or abandoning your duty
  • public holidays or public holiday pay
  • vacation with pay

These special rules and exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01 and the ESA.

Election Officials

Special rules or exemptions

While a general election or by-election is going on, you are not entitled to:

  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • time off between shifts

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Engineers and engineering students

This applies to you if you are an engineer or an engineering student (EIT “Engineering Intern Training” or equivalent).

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • minimum wage
  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay
  • sick leave, family responsibility leave or bereavement leave, if taking the leave would be professional misconduct or abandoning your duty
  • public holidays or public holiday pay
  • vacation with pay

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Information technology professionals

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Lawyers and articling students

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • minimum wage
  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay
  • sick leave, family responsibility leave or bereavement leave, if taking the leave would be professional misconduct or abandoning your duty
  • public holidays or public holiday pay
  • vacation with pay

These special rules and exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Managers and supervisors

This applies if you only perform managerial or supervisory work, or if you only perform non-managerial or non-supervisory work on an irregular or exceptional basis.

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • overtime pay

These special rules are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Municipal employees

This applies to you if you work for a municipality or your employer participates in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pension plan.

Special rules or exemptions

Your employer may make pension plan-related deductions from your wages for fees.

This special rule is set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Ontario government and government agency employees

This applies to employees employed by:

  • the Ontario government
  • Ontario government agencies or authorities, boards, commissions or corporations all of whose members are appointed by the Ontario government

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • three hour rule
  • overtime pay
  • public holiday pay
  • right to refuse work on Sunday or a public holiday
  • poster

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg 285/01.

Public accountants and public accountancy students

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • minimum wage
  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay
  • sick leave, family responsibility leave or bereavement leave, if taking the leave would be professional misconduct or abandoning your duty
  • public holidays or public holiday pay
  • vacation with pay

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Surveyors and surveying students

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • minimum wage
  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay
  • sick leave, family responsibility leave or bereavement leave, if taking the leave would be professional misconduct or abandoning your duty
  • public holidays or public holiday pay
  • vacation with pay

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Teachers and students training to be teachers

This rule applies to teachers as defined in the Teaching Profession Act, and students in training to be teachers.

Special rules or exemptions

You are not entitled to:

  • minimum wage
  • daily or weekly limits on hours of work
  • daily rest periods
  • time off between shifts
  • weekly/bi-weekly rest periods
  • eating periods
  • overtime pay
  • sick leave, family responsibility leave or bereavement leave, if taking the leave would be professional misconduct or abandoning your duty
  • public holidays or public holiday pay
  • vacation with pay

These exemptions are set out in O. Reg. 285/01.

Updated: May 31, 2022
Published: November 27, 2017