When a manager isn’t a ‘manager’

Tricky question can be expensive if employers get it wrong
By Daniel Lublin
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 04/06/2011

Two federal court decisions have recently grappled with the question of determining when an employee who performs managerial work is not actually a manager under federal legislation. Why is this important? Under federal legislation, managers are unable to file unjust dismissal complaints and they are not eligible for overtime and holiday pay.