Network - Fall 2011 - (Page 34)

O Legal Source Working OVERTIME By Stuart Rudner he concept of “working overtime” and an employer’s corresponding obligations are among the most misunderstood within the employment law world. There are many myths and misconceptions that abound, both amongst workers, HR professionals, and lawyers. Unfortunately, the result is that many employees do 34 O T not fully understand their rights, and many employers needlessly expose themselves to unnecessary liability. Every jurisdiction establishes its own regulations regarding hours of work. These regulations address things such as the minimum amount of time between shifts, the maximum amount of time worked without a break, and the maximum amount of time that an employee can be required to work in a day or in a week. They also address which employees are eligible for overtime pay, when they will be entitled to it, or time off in lieu, and how they are to be compensated. In Alberta, overtime is calculated on both a daily and a weekly basis.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Fall 2011

HRIA Chair’s Message
HRIA Membership
The Bully Wears Heels
Workplace of Respect — Addressing Violence & Bullying
Cyber-Bullying — A Workplace Issue
Workplace Bullying: North America’s Silent Epidemic
Workplace Bullying — An Employer’s Obligations
Seeing the Warning Signs — Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Legal Source
Ask Field Law
The HR Office True-life Tales from the HR Profession
Index of Advertisers

Network - Fall 2011