Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 17, 2017

In the days when many pharmacist owned their pharmacies perhaps the exemption made sense. But since the charter that allows non pharmacists to own and dictate pharmacy practices, the professional exemption makes less sense. Extreme demands on work flow metrics relegate breaks, lunch and even bathroom necessities as optional since the retail “sale” is all important. In the USA even Walmart closes the pharmacy dept for lunch hour. How can we preach healthy eating and stress reduction when we can rarely practise it ourselves? I strongly believe that we be allowed a scheduled break like every other person working in retail.

Reply or Back