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Update on overtime class actions in Canada

To avoid claims and payments for unpaid overtime, employers should consider methods to control overtime costs such as establishing overtime policies, overtime agreements, or averaging agreements, if permitted by applicable legislation.

 

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Overtime and Oxford Commas: The $10M punctuation mark

Drafting any kind of contract requires a careful consideration of both wording and punctuation. Unions should ensure that their collective agreements are unambiguous and watertight.

 

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Missing comma means millions in overtime pay

The case involved an ambiguity in a Maine statute dealing with overtime pay. Under the statute, employees involved in certain activities were exempt from the overtime provisions, so they were not entitled to overtime pay. A group of drivers in Oakhurst argued that they were entitled to overtime pay.

 

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