Mandatory Overtime Legislation FAQ (Bill 205)

Publish date: Friday, December 06, 2019

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MNU is proud to support legislation put forward by the Official Opposition that would restrict the ability of employers to mandate nurses to work overtime in Manitoba.

Bill 205, the Restricting Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Act, takes a phased-in, responsible approach to ending the use of mandatory overtime as a routine staffing tool, and requires employers and government to be more accountable for ensuring safe staffing levels.

Restricting mandatory overtime is a win-win-win for patients, nurses and government. It will improve nursing recruitment and retention efforts, patient care, and save money by reducing costly overtime.

Here are answers to frequently asked questions about this groundbreaking legislation:


Read MNU's announcement in support of Bill 205. Visit:

Join MNU's letter-writing campaign to support Bill 205:


The following is a summary of U.S. state laws and regulations that restrict mandatory overtime (source:


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