CN Hit With Overtime Lawsuit

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A lawsuit relating to unpaid overtime has been filed against the Canadian National Railway Company, according to a recent report. This is said to be the latest in a line of lawsuits that have been filed over failure to pay overtime to employees against a variety of companies in both Canada and the United Stated.

According to this latest lawsuit: “CN misclassified first-line supervisors as management employees in order to escape its obligations to pay overtime under the Canada Labour Code.” The lawsuit is claiming two hundred and fifty million dollars in unpaid overtime damages as part of the lawsuit.

The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of around one thousand employees, and the legal documentation goes on to state that “first-line supervisors across Canada are routinely required to work hundreds of hours of overtime annually for which they are not paid.”

One lawyer who is well versed in employment laws supported the lawsuit by stating that “employers are not permitted to simply call someone a manager to avoid their obligations under the Code.”

 

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