EDS Canada and overtime pay
They've been skirting around paying overtime in most of the provinces by claiming we're "information systems professionals". However, that's a protected title, similar to doctor, lawyer, engineer. I can see not paying overtime to people making $130K a year, not so much for someone making a third of that. Check it out. Here's one somebody through together for Alberta. Still looking up the info for my home province.
It should be noted that you can complain to your provinces labor standards anonymously and they'll investigate it, without throwing you under a bus.
Employees who are exempt from overtime and overtime pay:
- employees on a farm or a ranch
- domestic employees
- various types of salespersons
- professionals such as real estate brokers, and licensed insurance and securities salespersons
- professions such as architects, engineers, lawyers, psychologists and "information systems professionals"
- managers, supervisors and those employed in a confidential capacity
- licensed land agents
- instructors or counselors at a non-profit educational or recreational camp
- extras in a film or video production
- employees covered by other Acts (academic staff)
- municipal police officers
"Information Systems Professional" is a protected title under Alberta's
Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act. This
means that to call yourself an Information Systems Professional, you
must be a registered member of the Canadian Information Processing
Society of Alberta (CIPS Alberta). You do not have to be registered if
you do not call yourself an Information Systems Professional.
According to the 2007 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Information Systems Business Analysts and Consultants occupational group working part-time or full-time earned from $49,800 to $134,600 a year. The average salary was $111,700 a year.
Information Systems Professional Regulation, Alta. Reg. 39/1997
22. "A certified member may use the title "Information Systems
Professional", "Informaticien professionnel agréé" and the
abbreviations "I.S.P.", "ISP", "I.P.A." and "IPA".
Overtime exemption appears to only apply to "information systems professionals", a
protected title under Alberta's Professional and Occupational Association