Unauthorized overtime no excuse for not paying

Recent case in B.C. shows employers could be liable for unpaid overtime: Lawyer
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/17/2012

A recent decision on overtime in British Columbia is a cautionary tale for employers when it comes to overtime policies and enforcement, according to several management-side employment lawyers in Canada.

The case involved adjusters at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) who worked extra hours without being paid.

The union testified it had warned ICBC that workloads were becoming unmanageable and staffing levels inadequate.