Inspector can enforce employer’s obligation to pay overtime wages

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Actton Transport Ltd. v. Steeves, 2003 CarswellNat 2213 (Fed. T.D.)

Russell Lyle McIvor was a waste disposal truck driver in Calgary. When he left his job with Actton Transport Ltd., he complained he was due overtime wages. The company was ordered to pay up in a letter written by Dawn Steeves, an employee with the Ministry of Labour. She wrote the order based on her interpretation of the Motor Vehicle Operators Hours of Work Regulations section of the

Canada Labour Code.