IT Staffing Briefs: October 9, 2000

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/30/2001

NO EXEMPTIONS FOR IT FIRMS YET

Ottawa — Hoping to follow in British Columbia’s footsteps, Ontario high-tech firms are lobbying the provincial government for special exemptions from labour laws which dictate terms for overtime pay and could bar any employees from working more than 60 hours a week. Ontario Labour Minister Chris Stockwell rejected a blanket exemption but said he would consider limited exemptions when labour legislation is rewritten later this year. To qualify for exemptions in British Columbia, workers must be in one of the listed occupations, meet certain post-secondary education levels or work experience and have a pay package that includes eligibility for a bonus or stock options.

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