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Your rights at work

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What can I do if I sign an agreement and then change my mind?

It depends on the agreement.

If you agreed to work more than 8 hours a day (or more than the regular work day for your job), or more than 48 hours a week, you can cancel the agreement by giving your employer 2 weeks' written notice.

Overtime averaging agreements cannot last more than 2 years. When an agreement ends, you do not have to renew it. But to cancel it before it ends, you and your employer must agree.

Get legal advice if your employer claims that you made an agreement about your rights under the ESA but:

  • you did not make an agreement,
  • you did not understand the agreement, or
  • your employer forced you to agree even though you did not want to.

You should not be forced to follow rules that you did not understand or you did not agree to willingly.