TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - The law offices of Juroviesky and Ricci LLP have filed a class action lawsuit in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. alleging that BMO NBI has wrongfully misclassified certain of its employees as exempt from Overtime Pay resulting in widespread violations of applicable Employment Standards legislation including unpaid overtime in Ontario. The suit claims relief for Investment Advisors and Financial Advisers that worked (or still work) at Nesbitt Burns at any time since 2002-2010.
The suit alleges that BMO NBI allegedly failed to accurately record employees' hours of work, and allegedly failed or refused to pay Overtime Pay in violation of applicable Provincial legislation. The suit further alleges that BMO NBI cultivates an environment where employees are expected to work up to 80 hours per week in violation of Provincial limits on hours of work.
The suit further alleges that through its conduct and practice not to record employees' hours of work, BMO NBI led its employees to believe that they were not entitled to Overtime Pay, and were outside the purview of the protections of Provincial Safeguards limiting work hours.
"It is important for employers to remember that being paid a salary or working on commission are not listed exemptions from overtime pay under applicable Ontario legislation, and that workers paid on commission are also protected by Provincial limits on hours of work and are entitled to Overtime Pay," said Henry Juroviesky.
The suit requests that the court grant relief to all persons that worked for BMO NBI at any time since October 2002, that are owed overtime pay in accordance with applicable Provincial legislation.
Note that the detailed statement of claim filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice is the result of an extensive and independent investigation conducted by Juroviesky and Ricci LLP, to the knowledge of Juroviesky and Ricci LLP, no other statement of claim has been filed in this matter against the Defendant and no other law firms, as at the time of filing its statement of claim, represent plaintiffs in this litigation.
Because lawyers at Juroviesky and Ricci LLP have conducted a thorough investigation on this matter, they are in a superior position to answer questions about the claims alleged in the statement of claim, and can be contacted to discuss this case through the telephone number and/or e-mail address indicated below.
To be included as a lead or representative plaintiff on this matter, you must meet certain legal requirements. If you would like to join this class action as a lead or representative plaintiff, discuss this action/announcement, or be included in BMO NBI database, please email Juroviesky and Ricci LLP at firstname.lastname@example.org In your email, please indicate BMO NBI in the subject line, and include your full contact information (name, address, phone number, and email address). You may also surf directly to http://www.jrclassactions.com/nesbittovertime/ to register for the class action.
More information on this and other class actions can be found on the Juroviesky and Ricci LLP Class Action website at www.jrclassactions.com.
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