Employee wins overtime suit — and gets $1

Terminated employee entitled to compensation for unused lieu time but couldn’t quantify his loss
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today

An Ontario worker has won his suit for unpaid overtime but isn’t getting payment for it because he didn’t keep a reliable record of the hours he worked.

Orest Matiowski was hired as a tourism services officer on Sept. 1, 1995, by Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation (LOWBIC), a not-for-profit corporation that provided community-based programs in Kenora, Ont. The position was paid by salary with the expectation overtime would be required as necessary without extra compensation.

Long hours spent on projects