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Your rights at work

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What if my employer asks me to sign an agreement that affects my rights?

You do not have to sign an agreement that affects your rights as a worker. For example, you do not have to agree to extend your work hours, take time off instead of getting overtime pay, or "average" your overtime over a period of weeks.

But if you are applying for a job and do not agree to sign, the employer might decide not to hire you.

If you are already in the job, it is against the law for an employer to punish you or fire you if you refuse to sign an agreement.

But some employers do not follow the law. If you are punished or fired, you need to find out what you can do to take action against the employer. Get legal advice to help you understand your options and decide what to do. See Where can I find out more and get legal help? for information about where to get help.