Trucking firm facing overtime class action (Legal view)

When it started to pay overtime, there was ‘unilateral decrease in rate of pay,’ says lawyer
By By Jennifer Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/16/2013

An overtime class-action suit has been launched against trucking company Canada Cartage, Direct Distribution Centres and its related companies.

The statement of claim filed Nov. 8 in the Ontario Superior Court indicated the company required or allowed employees to work hours in excess of their standard hours of work “in order to complete the common duties of their employment.”