News BriefsNurse clocks 1,500 hours of overtime; eMentorship helps women overcome barriers in IT; Survey assesses LGBT-friendly employers; HRPA elects new board directors; Alberta adopts Maritime health and safety campaign; U.S. employer health-care costs increase 7.3 per cent04/05/2010|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/04/2010 Nurse clocks 1,500 hours of overtimeCape Breton, N.S. — Cape Breton health officials are examining the district’s labour policies after a report revealed the health authority paid a critical-care nurse nearly $140,000 in overtime during 2008-2009. The nurse was paid for working 1,500 extra hours that year, while two other nurses in the same field were paid a combined $110,000 in overtime, found Nova Scotia’s auditor general. Only a limited number of nurses have critical-care experience, said district chief executive John Malcom, and the nurses were filling in where there were a lot of vacant positions. The health authority expects another big overtime payout for 2009-2010 because staff with flu-like symptoms were asked to stay home to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus.eMentorship helps women overcome barriers in IT To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.