An overview of overtime

Employers should have a strategic plan that clearly defines overtime pay
By Nicole Stewart and Amanda Soloway
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2015

Confusion regarding overtime pay is common across Canada. Unless organizations have prepared a strategic overtime plan that clearly defines overtime pay and have effectively communicated this plan to employees, it is likely many employees don’t understand how to interpret overtime legislation and how it relates to their own positions.


For employers — particularly those with multiple locations across the country that are subject to conflicting provincial legislation — remaining compliant can be challenging.