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    Canadian bike messengers

    A coworker of mine told me about a some messengers out west (Winnepeg?) who won a case against their employer. Apparently the Supreme Court ruled that they had to be assured a minimun salary, paid more for overtime, given paid vacation... and all the other benefits usually associated with employment.

    Has anyone heard about this? Any deets?

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    people get paid overtime? can someone tell my boss this - i have worked a few 100+ hour weeks, but only get paid for 40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjh View Post
    people get paid overtime? can someone tell my boss this - i have worked a few 100+ hour weeks, but only get paid for 40.
    http://www.nlrb.gov/

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    This was the supreme court, eh?

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    jim-bob

    i am on salary and since there is no union for the profession that i am in i just have to appreciate all the great experience that i am gaining. i would just blow the extra cash on strippers and booze.

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    That kinda sucks, dude.

    Unions have done a lot for my profession.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bexley View Post
    This was the supreme court, eh?
    Yeah, so this should be pretty authoritavive on what companies are allow to do. What I find weird is that: should'nt this gone before a provincial court before going to the SCoC? Maybe it did and they lost. Or maybe labour is under national jurisdiction.

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    100+ hours on a salary, per week? You are getting shafted my friend.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    my god i didnt even know there were that many hours in a week..

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    there are 168 hours in a week. the most i worked in a week was 115. good thing i didn't go into architecture to get rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    100+ hours on a salary, per week? You are getting shafted my friend.
    maybe it's a large salary
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    i can't remember what i was making at the time, but i am pretty sure that pay period i was making well below minimum wage. i sold out for the fame - which is why i said eff it and moved back to montana.

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    Dynamex Canada Inc. v. Mamona, 2003 FCA 248, [2003] 4 F.C. D-75

    It went all the way to the Supreme Court (2004)

    http://reports.fja.gc.ca/en/2003/200...003fca248.html


    http://decisions.fca-caf.gc.ca/en/20...003fca248.html

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    I thought it was more recent, but thanks! See you at the CMWM.

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