Legend in my own mind
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- Yesterday, 20:22
- Oct 31, 2006
Should someone submit an overtime claim if they have been using the PDA the company supplied them with after business hours for business purposes
on call rate?
being on call outside of work, even if you do not get a call, you should still be paid for sacrificing your evening for the possibility of a call.
eg, you cant exactly go out and get wrecked if you may get a call and have to VPN onto the network or talk someone through something.
I definitly would not work on a 'pay per call' basis.
definitly flat rate for the evening, calls or no calls
My employer will only pay overtime if authorised in advance. I think you need to get this clarified before it becomes an issueShould someone submit an overtime claim if they have been using the PDA the company supplied them with after business hours for business purposes
My employer will only pay overtime if authorised in advance. I think you need to get this clarified before it becomes an issue
that sucks! its things like that, and my company telling people that they wont pay people for overtime that they did last month coz it cant be authorized, when it was people working extra to help out the company.
not fair at all.
There was a story in the Toronto papers about a year ago.
For the past 50 years when a Toronto Police Officer worked overtime, he could enter it on his duty sheet as "No Claim". Before the end of his current work cycle (day shift, night shift or afternoon shift), he could then take the time off. No paperwork, just the honour system. There was nothing official about No Claim, it is just a system that evolved.
Seems a new Inspector arrived at a police division and charged an officer who was in the station an hour before the scheduled end of his shift. He was going to take his "No Claim" time that day. Cost him an 8 hour suspension.
The police union has informed all officers to claim the overtime officially. The result, a trebling of overtime payments.
The police chief wants to go back to the old system but the union has said the officer in question must get back the 8 hours he lost and a contract must be signed setting out the rules for "No Claim". The current chief has a habit of saying one thing to the rank and file and doing another. In addition, the Inspector must be disciplined.
A prime example of "the boss" cutting off his nose to spite his face.