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How long have you worked for this employer?When you say you are a manager can you clarify by explaining what you do. This is important in terms of overtime.
Here is the law.
You are not entitled overtime pay if you are a manager. So if you are actually managing staff and not a manager in name only then you don't get overtime pay.
You cannot be compelled to work more than 48 hours per week so long as you are covered by the Employment Standards Act which you are. There is an exception if there is a written agreement and that has been approved by the Ministry of Labour but that is not the case.
So they cannot force you to work more than 48 hours a week.
But if you refuse they may dismiss you. They can say it is for just cause but it will not be and so you would be able to sue for wrongful dismissal.
I don't know how long you've worked there for so I cannot know the level of damages.
Does that help as a starting point?
But you are sure that you didn't sign some agreement correct?
Then there cannot be an overtime agreement as you need to be a party to the agreement.
You cannot be forced to work these hours.
Yes because you have to have an agreement in writing with the employer and then approval from the Ministry.
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