Taking care of business: Working OT

There are many misconceptions regarding overtime: Lawyer
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 02/07/2012

My daily interactions with HR professionals, in-house counsel and small business owners, as well as my recent review of the final exams submitted in the HR Law for HR Professionals course held by Osgoode Professional Development in Toronto, revealed many misconceptions regarding overtime. I will address some of these below.

Overtime not mandatory

An employer cannot force an employee to work overtime, except in the rarest of circumstances. Of course, employees can agree to work overtime.