The Employment Standards Act (ESA) sets out rules for overtime. The rules state that most workers cannot be required to work more than 48 hours per week on average, but that they can agree to work longer. This agreement must be in writing and signed by you. It is not clear when such a separation will be accomplished; However, it is likely that an overtime allowance will be considered contained in an employee`s base salary if the employer clearly informs the employee that overtime that was expected before September 1, 2019 under an overtime agreement is counted at a rate of at least 1.5 hours per hour worked. After September 1, 2019, overtime is worked with a rate of 1 hour for each overtime worked.