Hours of work and working overtime

Myth or fact?

If an employee works more than 40 hours per week, they're entitled to overtime wages.
  • Myth
  • Fact

You've just started a new job. Your boss says you get 15 minutes for lunch. Then they ask you to stay late. You end up working 11 hours, and your boss says it’s company policy not to pay overtime wages. You wonder: Is all of this legal? Learn your rights when it comes to hours of work and working overtime.  

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2018
  • Time to read: 12 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Carolyn Janusz, Victory Square Law Office LLP and Valerie Dixon, City of Vancouver

Carolyn Janusz
Valerie Dixon

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