Can overtime be paid at common law?

Nova Scotia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Fredericks v. 2753014 Canada Inc., 2008 NSSC 377 (CanLII):

“In the absence of an appropriate provision in an employment contract, compensation for overtime is not payable at common law”. see, Macaraeg v. E Care Contact Centers Ltd. 2008 BCCA 182, at para. 1. It is a statutorily conferred benefit.

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