Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 19, 2017

I definitely support that labor laws should be applied to pharmacists and this means that pharmacists should receive at least a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute additional breaks during any shift exceeding 8 hrs. If the shift extends to 12, 14 or 16 hours , then additional meal or break times should be provided. I also agree that overtime should be consistent with current labor laws in Ontario (excess of 44 hours per week). Finally, pharmacists should receive mandatory vacation pay equivalent to 4%. Sick days should also be a benefit available to pharmacists. There are also a lot of contract pharmacists who are not well protected under present laws. If they are offered a scheduled work which is yanked from them at the last minute, they get nothing as compensation. If the contractors work on a holiday, they don't get any holiday pay. No matter how many hours they work in a week, they never get paid overtime. So, contract work abuse is a real issue in pharmacy. That's how owners and chains abuse the system for their own advantage .

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