Invaded Rest Overview
Whether it’s an Overnight Rest period or a Weekend Rest period, employees have certain entitlements when it comes to time off between their scheduled shifts. For example, the Canada Labour Code states that “Every employee is entitled to and shall be granted a rest period of at least eight consecutive hours between work periods or shifts”.
If a rest period is invaded, employees may be eligible for additional pay at the company’s expense. There are a few variations of how Invaded Rest penalties could apply, whether it’s paying overtime rates for the invaded portion of the shift only or paying overtime rates for the full invaded day, it becomes tedious work to calculate invaded rest payments.
In WorkSight FLOW’s Invaded Rest Rules table, you can configure rules for Daily and/or Weekend rest limits. You can configure each rule so that it applies to all employees or only to specific employee groups based on qualifiers such as their shift details, occupation, or pay code. You can also configure each rule with up to 3 limits for laddering rate factors.
This article will guide you through setting up basic configuration for the most common types of Invaded Rest.
Topics covered in this article:
- Daily Rest
- Weekend Rest
WorkSight FLOW allows you to set up a rule that will automatically apply Invaded Rest overtime for employees who do not receive sufficient rest between their daily scheduled shifts.
Apply Invaded Rest Overtime to All Hours on the Invaded Day
To set up a Daily Invaded Rest rule in WorkSight FLOW, combining the hours from 2 consecutive shifts and applying overtime thresholds accordingly, you will want to add a new row in the Timecard Rules > Invaded Rest Rules table.
When complete, the row in the Invaded Rest Rules table should look like this:
Example of a Daily Invaded Rest payment in a Timecard:
In this scenario, the employee’s 8-hour Wednesday shift ended at 1:00am and their 10-hour Thursday shift started at 6:00am, invading their 8-hour minimum rest amount by 3 hours. The total hours from Wednesday and Thursday’s shifts are combined and paid at applicable overtime rates with the overtime code ‘Invaded Rest OT’
To setup a rule that will automatically apply Invaded Rest overtime for employees who do not receive sufficient rest between their weekend scheduled shifts.
Apply Invaded Rest Overtime to the Invaded Hours Only
Applying overtime rates to the invaded hours of the shift only, you will want to add a new row in the Timecard Rules > Invaded Rest Rules table.
When complete, the row in the Invaded Rest Rules table should look like this, for a shift cycle that starts on Monday and ends on Friday with a 32-hour minimum rest amount:
Example of a Weekend Invaded Rest payment in a Timecard:
In this scenario, the employee was scheduled to an afternoon shift on Saturday that ended at 3:00am and an early morning shift on Monday that started at 6:00am, invading their 32-hour minimum weekend rest amount by 5 hours. The 5 invaded hours are paid at overtime with the overtime code ‘Invaded Rest OT’
- For help with more advanced rule configuration, please see our article on Business Rules – Timecard or reach out to our product support team with your exact specifications.
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