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What if my boss isn't paying me overtime, or is making me work longer than is legal?

If you think your employer is violating your rights and you don't belong to a union, you can contact your Employment Standards Branch or equivalent. Be aware it could take months before your case is resolved. Government cuts mean there's less staff to help workers who are treated unjustly.

You can also try to get legal help through legal aid or elsewhere. If you live in British Columbia or Ontario, see where you might go for more information on getting legal help.

If you are a union member, contact your shop steward or union executive. Your union must represent you if your collective agreement rights are being violated. Your contract gives you the right to fight back through the grievance procedure.

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