The Parties recognize that Post doctoral Fellows are primarily involved in research and scholarly activity. As such, there must be flexibility with respect to the hours of work to allow for the specific needs of research, scholarship, and an employee’s individual needs. The parties recognize that this arrangement is mutually beneficial for both Post doctoral Fellows and the University.


The normal hours of work shall be 37.5 hours per week, recognizing that the needs of the Post doctoral Fellow and the needs of the Supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the scheduling of the work. 


Without advance written approval from the Supervisor, a Post doctoral Fellow shall not work more than 162 hours in a period of four (4) consecutive weeks. If an employee works in excess of 162 hours and up to 173 hours, the employee shall be paid at straight time rates.  If an employee works in excess of 173 hours in any 4 consecutive weeks, the employee will be entitled to either overtime pay or compensatory time off in lieu of overtime pay, at the employer’s election. This shall be calculated at a rate of 1.5 hours for every additional hour worked provided that all such additional hours, and form of compensation, had advance written approval from the Supervisor. 


University Facilities

Any compensatory time off in accordance with clause 14.03 shall be taken within 3 months of the date it is earned unless the Post doctoral Fellow and the Supervisor agree to extend the time period.  The time off shall be scheduled at a time mutually agreed to by both parties.  If the employment ends before the time off is taken, the Post doctoral Fellow shall be paid for all such hours worked. 


If a Supervisor and a Post doctoral Fellow agree that a Post doctoral Fellow will attend a conference, seminar, course or workshop, the time spent attending such events, including time travelling to and from such events, shall be credited as a work day for each day of the event that the Post doctoral Fellow attends, up to a maximum of 7.5 hours in a day.