Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 17, 2017

I support the positions that pharmacists receive one 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute additional breaks during any shift exceeding 8.5 hours. Additionally, I agree that overtime should be consistent with current labour laws in Ontario (excess of 44 hours per week). Finally, pharmacists should receive mandatory vacation pay equivalent to 4%. Many pharmacy companies voluntarily offer vacation pay. It is my opinion that pharmacists taking the above breaks remain on site unless a lock and leave provision is set up. In order to safely provide professional services on an ongoing basis, it is also my opinion that all pharmacists have allotted periods of rest and refreshment. Doing the right thing will have merits for public safety and one's health considerations. Thank you.

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