CN hit with class-action lawsuit on unpaid overtime

Suit alleges supervisors were misclassified, denied overtime pay
||Last Updated: 04/04/2008

Canadian National Railway (CN) is the latest firm to face a class-action lawsuit over unpaid overtime, joining the ranks of CIBC, Scotiabank and KPMG.

Michael McCracken, a CN first-line supervisor, is leading the suit on behalf of more than 1,000 present and former CN first-line supervisors across Canada, according to law firms Sack Goldblastt Mitchell LLP and Roy Elliot O’Connor LLP, which are also co-lead counsel on the CIBC and Scotiabank unpaid overtime class actions.

In a press release, the law firms said the lawsuit alleges CN misclassified first line supervisors as management employees in order to escape its obligations to pay overtime under the Canada Labour Code.