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Back pay, one of 35 employees?

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Back pay, one of 35 employees?

Postby Queen K » Feb 2nd, 2018, 11:22 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/21 ... ot-smiling

Forget the misleading headline, she was only one of 35 employees who "complained" of not receiving "back pay."

Wait a sec, a business is supposed to pay their employees, on time, right?

So how can this restaurant have THIRTY FIVE employees not paid up in time? In other words, 34 of those people did not demand that they get remuneration for labour given. Only one, and that one was "fired for not smiling enough"?

I keep hearing of employees who keep working for the same company not because they are paid, but because they are owed monies and hope to be paid all of it. They are afraid of leaving the company and never being paid, but can't go to a lawyer to force the issue.

Back pay.

Anyone here owed back pay and haven't got a clue as to when they will recieve it?
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Re: Back pay, one of 35 employees?

Postby Catsumi » Feb 3rd, 2018, 8:42 pm

The only one that immediately comes to mind is all those on the Phoenix payroll system. Apparently half of federal guvmint employees did not get paid for the last two years .... clearly demonstrating that they can stretch a penny.

Should have put them in charge of reducing the debt. :-X
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Re: Back pay, one of 35 employees?

Postby Old Techie » Feb 4th, 2018, 1:11 am

Catsumi wrote:The only one that immediately comes to mind is all those on the Phoenix payroll system. Apparently half of federal guvmint employees did not get paid for the last two years .... clearly demonstrating that they can stretch a penny.

Should have put them in charge of reducing the debt. :-X


Where did you get this notion from?

There have been issues with that system, but I highly doubt anyone has gone twenty four months without any income.

Not the case for family I have and I know that for a fact.
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Re: Back pay, one of 35 employees?

Postby JayByrd » Feb 4th, 2018, 10:39 am

The article doesn't explicitly say that all 35 employees were owed back pay. It said that out of 35 employees, she was the only one that complained. Maybe she was the only one that was owed? It could simply be a case of a payroll error (her cheque was shorted) that was never made up. Or perhaps she was given a raise, but the increased wage was never actually paid, or started some time later?

Anyways, the tribunal has agreed she was not terminated for just cause. She's received a financial settlement, and they have been ordered to reinstate her. I wonder if she'll actually go back and work there. I don't think I would.
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Re: Back pay, one of 35 employees?

Postby Dizzy1 » Feb 4th, 2018, 10:50 am

JayByrd wrote:It said that out of 35 employees, she was the only one that complained. Maybe she was the only one that was owed? It could simply be a case of a payroll error (her cheque was shorted) that was never made up.


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