Employers dependent on unpaid overtime: report

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Canadian employees work about five days per month of unpaid overtime, and their employers are highly dependent on this donated time, according to a recently released report.

“People are working a hell of a lot harder (these days). If you want to get ahead, you better show you’re committed by spending more time on the job,” said Linda Duxbury, a professor at Ottawa’s Carleton University and co-author of the

2001 National Work-Life Conflict Study.