Meal and Rest Breaks

Meal and rest breaks will be provided in accordance with applicable law. 2676305 Ontario Inc. complies with all applicable meal and rest break laws. In Ontario, this means that an employee who works 5 hours or more will be provided with an uninterrupted meal break of at least 30 minutes. If the employee works another 5 hours, they must be provided with an additional uninterrupted meal break of 30 minutes.

For every employee working a scheduled shift of 8 hours or longer, the employee will also receive two paid 15-minute rest breaks.

One rest break should be taken before the meal break and the one rest break should be taken after the meal break. Rest breaks cannot be combined with each other or with the meal break.

Rest breaks are paid breaks. Meal breaks are unpaid if the break lasts 30 minutes in duration and the employee performs no compensable work during the meal break. Employees provided unpaid meal breaks are required to record the starting and ending time of all meal breaks in the timekeeping system. An employee should immediately inform his/her Manager, Supervisor, Owner, or Human Resources representative if an employee’s meal break is interrupted. Employees are free to leave the workplace during their 30-minute meal break. If an employee is required to stay at the workplace or to perform compensable work during the meal break, then the employee will be paid for the meal break.

WORKPLACE SAFETY, SAFE DRIVING, and ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING POLICIES

Delivery Station Safety Standards

While on Amazon property, employees must meet the following safety requirements:

  • At all times wear a reflective safety vest and display their Amazon-issued identification badge;
  • Never wear headphones;
  • Use proper bending and lifting techniques when loading heaving packages; and
  • When operating motor vehicles:
  • Have the hazard lights (“flashers”) turned on;
  • Not exceed 5 miles per hour/8km per hour;
  • Honk the horn to alert bystanders when entering or exiting the Amazon facility or while
  • accelerating from a stopped position within the facility;
  • Never leave a vehicle “idling” within the facility;
  • Always use a spotter when operating a vehicle in reverse, and always follow locally posted safety instructions.

Any employee with questions regarding these safety standards should contact their Manager, Supervisor, Owner, or Human Resources representative. Any employee that witnesses a safety concern or unsafe working condition in an Amazon facility should immediately notify their manager/supervisor or an onsite Amazon manager.

On-The-Job Injury

Any injury or illness, no matter how minor suffered in the course of employment, must be reported immediately to your manager/supervisor. You will receive prompt, appropriate treatment for your condition. Prompt reporting of injuries is important for workers’ compensation purposes. The Company has a duty to report certain injuries to the WSIB. Failure to adequately report on-the-job injuries may impact an employee’s entitlement to benefits under workers’ compensation laws.

  • Drivers should comply with all applicable laws pertaining to motor vehicle operation, health, and safety (including with respect to speed, seatbelts, and distracted driving);
  • Immediately notify your manager/supervisor (who will notify Amazon) in the event of a significant safety incident or any other sensitive incidents that may impact customer trust in your company or Amazon, including any incidents involving any fatalities, injuries, or damage to vehicles resulting in the need of a tow, assault, robbery, vehicle/package theft, physical or verbal threats, harassment, dog bites, trailing or following, and property damage; and
  • Notify your manager/supervisor (who will notify Amazon’s Dangerous Goods Compliance department) promptly after becoming aware of any (a) injury to persons, property damage, environmental damage, fire, breakage, spillage, leakage, or any other accident or incident involving any product defined, designated or classified as hazardous material, hazardous substance, or dangerous good (including limited and excepted quantities, consumer commodity, ORM-D, lithium batteries, and radioactive and magnetic materials) under any applicable law and transported by your company under the Program Agreement (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”), (b) event or circumstance involving Hazardous Materials that violates or is reasonably likely to violate any applicable law, rule, or regulation, or (c) investigation of any shipment containing Hazardous Materials by any governmental agency or authority.

Employees are expected to abide by all driving laws.

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