Worker not fond of employer’s direct approach

Employee refused employer's attempts to set him up to be paid by direct deposit
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/26/2014

This instalment of You Make the Call features an employee who resisted his employer’s attempts to move to a direct deposit system for paying its employees.

Richard Rudinsky was a crane operator for Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation, a pulp and paper company based in Port Mellon, B.C. For the first 23 years of his employment with the company, Rudinsky was paid by physical paycheque. In 2011, the company’s HR department asked him if he would like to be paid by direct deposit and it offered to pay any expenses he incurred in opening and operating a bank account for that purpose for the first two years.