I assume you are not in management?
What do you do in mining? Some work in mining is excluded by the Act.
I am designated as a Project Manager. So I guess I am in management. Whatever that legally means I have no idea. I work for an mineral exploration contractor.
Attempting to find out where you fit is the key.
Hours of work, overtime and records
2(1) Section 14(1)(a) of the Act (relating to the keeping of employment records for regular and overtime time hours of work) and Part 2, Divisions 3 and 4 of the Act (relating to hours of work, overtime and overtime pay) do not apply to
(a) an employee who is employed in
(i) a supervisory capacity,
(ii) a managerial capacity, or
(iii) a capacity concerning matters of a confidential nature
and whose duties do not, other than in an incidental way, consist of work similar to that performed by other employees who are not so employed;
I also assume that your job could fall into the following description. Please let me know.
“geophysical exploration” means the application of a physical science in the determination of geologic or other conditions for the location of oil, natural gas, coal or other minerals
The Act and Regulations exempt certain types of employees and certain employees in specific industries from coverage under the Act or sections thereof.
Please respond and I will do my best to guide.
Most of the time I am working as a manager or supervisor. The above description describes my role at work very well. Sometimes I do geophysical exploration and other times I am running crews of about 20 people in other exploration work that is not related to geophysics. I just do everything.
Anyway, I submitted what I believed would be a fair proposal and was open to negotiation but the owner of the company I work for decided that he would just pull the plug on my project because what I put forward was offensive. I feel like he just thought he would show me how "weak" I really am. I guess that there is just nothing for people in the exploration industry that protects workers. After 4 years of extremely hard work and dedication to the cause I now have had the rug pulled out from under me in what I feel was a show of power. I am chalking this one up to live and learn.
Thank you for your guidance.