Double-time overtime claimed for work on scheduled day off

'Particular importance' to weekends in contract: Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2017

A technologist at a British Columbia hospital worked an afternoon shift, then a midnight shift, but he was only paid time–and-one-half for two hours.

Richard Krische worked at Delta Hospital in Delta, B.C., as a medical radiation technologist since June 2014. On June 10, 2016, he worked his regular shift, which began at 4 p.m., and he was scheduled to end his work week at midnight on the Friday.

But Krische's relief — who was supposed to begin working at midnight and run until 8 a.m. on Saturday — did not show up for work that evening. Shortly after midnight, Krische texted Andreas Hochstrasser, site coordinator and Krische’s supervisor, and inquired who would work the next shift.