Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Dec. 15, 2017

Lifting the ESA is a VERY BAD idea...Minimum 8 hour shifts and mandatory breaks will lead to increased pharmacist hour requirements, and to off set this increase, pharmacists wages will ultimately take a huge hit. Covering vacations for businesses, especially small rural pharmacies becomes a nightmare, as 2 pharmacists per day are needed for coverage.

Bottom line is the pharmacist on duty makes decisions on how to conduct their day, does not matter if you are busy or not. You have the option to take a lunch and washroom break, if you decide not to, that's your decision. Taking 15-20 minutes out of the work day will not change anything, incorporate this in your day. However, lifting the ESA will create way larger issues than your lunch break!!!

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