Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 11, 2017

Pharmacist break exemption should be removed for public safety. Many employers already pay vacation and holiday pay so removing this exemption will just affect few employers who should be doing same. Overtime should be paid as per any other Ontario worker- it will be frowned upon and reduced as much as possible but that’s ok- if you must work those hours you will be paid properly. Emergency leave exemption should be removed for public safety- Pharmacist likely affected to same degree as being impaired. Working like that not safe for customers. Public campaign to “be prepared “ so not running on last dose to reduce patient interruption of therapy, mandatory sign in emergency bring bottle to another pharmacy for emergency transfer/dispense. Mandatory ratios for pharmacist to support staff would be helpful to improve patient safety and quality of services. Mandating minimum training to work in a dispensary would positively affect patient safety- support staff truly supportive in that case.

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