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One Day's Rest in Seven Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.7

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repealed on September 4, 2001


One Day’s Rest in Seven Act

R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER O.7

Note: This Act was repealed on September 4, 2001. See: 2000, c. 41, ss. 144 (2), 145.

Amended by: 2000, c. 41, s. 144 (2).

Application of Act

1.This Act is in force in every city and in every town having a population of 10,000 or over. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.7, s. 1.

24 hours rest in every week

2.Except as hereinafter mentioned, every employer of labour, whether a person, partnership or corporation, engaged in carrying on any hotel business, restaurant or cafe shall allow every person, employed in any such hotel business, restaurant or cafe at least twenty-four consecutive hours of rest in every seven days, and wherever possible such twenty-four consecutive hours shall be on a Sunday. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.7, s. 2.


3.Section 2 does not apply to,

(a) watchmen, watchwomen, janitors, superintendents or foremen; or

(b) employees who are not employed for more than five hours in any one day,

but nothing in this Act authorizes any work on Sundays now prohibited by law. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.7, s. 3.


4.Every employer who contravenes this Act is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $25,000. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.7, s. 4.