At my workplace, we can get paid for a maximum of 15 hours per week (they refuse to pay us anything beyond that), however, they indirectly expect us to work more than that (by giving us tasks, and deadlines which can not possibly be done in 15 hours)
If we work more than 15 hours in a week, we are asked to put the hours in our next pay-period. The problem is we are constantly over 15 hours, and have accumulated many hours over our work term.
Also, the job is live in, and the money we make from working at this job is not nearly enough to even cover the rent (which is the real reason we are seeking legal advice to bring up with our management).
We are contract workers, and have no union, if that helps.
Is this a violation of any kind, and what action should we take?
Thanks in advance for your help!
My workplace is in Ontario, Canada.
We are basically expected to work beyond the 15 hour limit.
Hope this helps.