Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 14, 2017

I believe that lifting the exemptions and exclusions on the ESA for pharmacists will have a negative impact on both pharmacists and patients. As a workaround many pharmacy owners will try to hire multiple pharmacists that do shorter shifts instead of a full-time that does 8 hours. Also, it’s unlikely that you would be paid in that half hour break, which ultimately reduces the number of paid hours, this can be tough on pharmacists already struggling to get hours. The impact on patients would be negative as well, since the wait times can be expected to increase quite a bit. As a pharmacist, I try to manage my work so that during the shift I can have time to eat, rest a bit, or use the washroom as needed.

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