Human Resources Policies
Shift Bonus

Category: Pay and Benefits

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Policy Statement

The City of Toronto recognizes that some non-union employees are required to work shifts and should be compensated to recognize the hours.

Application

This policy applies to non-union employees excluding non-union staff in Toronto Fire Services.

Definition

Shift bonus: An amount paid in addition to an employee's standard hourly rate to compensate employees who work other than regular daytime hours.


Conditions

Shift bonus is paid for hours of work performed that are not compensated by other types of premium or bonus pay such as overtime, standby or call-in pay.

An employee who, as part of a regularly scheduled work week, works on a shift, where the majority of hours falls within the hours of 7:00 p.m. of any day and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, is paid a shift bonus of ninety-eight cents (98 ¢) per hour (effective January 1, 2008) for all hours worked on that shift.

  • Effective January 1, 2009 this rate shall be increased to one dollar ($1.00) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2010 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and two cents ($1.02) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2011 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and four cents ($1.04) per hour

An employee who works on a regularly scheduled rotating shift as part of a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week rotating shift schedule, is paid a shift bonus of ninety-eight cents (98 ¢) per hour (effective January 1, 2008), for each day, afternoon or night shift.

  • Effective January 1, 2009 this rate shall be increased to one dollar ($1.00) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2010 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and two cents ($1.02) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2011 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and four cents ($1.04) per hour

An employee who works a regularly scheduled day shift on a Saturday and/or Sunday is paid a shift bonus of ninety-eight cents (98 ¢) per hour (effective January 1, 2008) for all regular hours worked on that Saturday and/or Sunday.

  • Effective January 1, 2009 this rate shall be increased to one dollar ($1.00) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2010 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and two cents ($1.02) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2011 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and four cents ($1.04) per hour

An employee who, as a part of a regularly scheduled work week, works on the afternoon and/or night shift ending on a Saturday and/or Sunday, is paid a weekend/shift bonus of one dollar and sixty-six cents ($1.66) per hour (effective January 1, 2008) for all regular hours worked on those scheduled shifts. The weekend/shift bonus is paid in place of other shift bonus provisions.

  • Effective January 1, 2009 this rate shall be increased to one dollar and ninety-nine cents($1.99) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2010 this rate shall be increased to two dollars and three cents ($2.03) per hour
  • Effective January 1, 2011 this rate shall be increased to two dollars and eight cents ($2.08) per hour

Implementation

Divisions must identify all employees who are entitled to shift bonus and inform the appropriate time entry staff of this entitlement so that the information is conveyed to Payroll.

The shift bonus rate will be adjusted to ensure dollar value parity with collective agreements.



Approved by

City Council (Clause 1a, Report No. 4 Administration Committee)

Date Approved

July 22, 2003

Revised

May 16, 2011

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