Unpaid overtime. It is the issue at heart in two pending class action suits against major Canadian banks, CIBC and Scotiabank.

The Law Times recently published an article updating readers on the current situation regarding unpaid overtime and the major banks.  I was quoted in the article in respect of the advice I’m providing to employees and the fact that I’ve seen an increased interest in overtime disputes since the class action boom.  In essence, employees need to diligently document their evidence that they have worked overtime without compensation.  This can be documented in calandar enteries, emails, written notes, docket enteries, of even a compilation of sticky notes. 

Daniel A. Lublin is a Canadian employment lawyer practicing exclusively in the law of wrongful dismissal. He can be reached at dan@toronto-employmentlawyer.com or through his website, www.toronto-employmentlawyer.com.