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Class Action / Mass Terminations

No overtime pay required for overworked managers

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2nd Oct 2012

The organization insists all personnel input time into the tracking system for payroll purposes and when any salaried individual attempts to place their actual time worked into the system they are contacted by HR and requested to limit their input to 35 hours.

Do I have any recourse for the extra hours worked? By populating the weekly work time as 35 hours, am I agreeing that this is the time I’ve worked? more

30th Sep 2012

Most people believe that court decisions are too pro-employee. This is untrue. Despite employee-friendly workplace laws, Canadian employers sometimes get to call all the legal shots. Both employees, and their lawyers, should pause given some of the recent decisions of our courts. more

Class action lawsuits on the rise: But mass proceedings may be mass mistake

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12th Sep 2012

It’s workplace law’s newest, and biggest, phenomenon: lawyers specializing in class action lawsuits, joining together groups of employees with similar legal claims. But mass justice may come with a price: employees, excited by the prospects of multi-million dollar settlements, unaware that their interests may not be aligned. more

Class action lawsuits on the rise

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It’s workplace law’s newest, and biggest, phenomenon: lawyers specializing in class action lawsuits, joining together groups of employees with similar legal claims. more

Overtime pay and requirements by law

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Most of the Canadian workforce is not paid for the minutes or hours that are actually worked. Such dedication may be desirable to employers – but that does not necessarily make it legal. more