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Old 03-18-08, 03:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-18-08, 03:54 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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