Canada Cartage to “vigorously” defend overtime class action lawsuit

TORONTO, Ont. — Canada Cartage today acknowledged an Ontario Superior Court ruling that allows a class action lawsuit against the company over unpaid overtime to proceed, and indicated it was prepared to defend its position.

While the court ruling found the case meets the legal requirements to be certified as a class action, Canada Cartage said the merits of the case will be tested in court.

“The merits will be litigated (and Canada Cartage may well prevail) later at the common issues trial,” the company said. Meanwhile, Canada Cartage intends to seek leave to appeal the certification decision.

“Our firm is proud of our 100-year record of strong employee relations. Should this case move forward, we will defend it vigorously,” said president and CEO Jeff Lindsay.

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  • I am amazed how many trucking companies do not know that they have to pay over time should a long haul truck driver work over 60 hours a week. This has been going on for years… Let the court cases begin.

  • Many trucking companies are being taken to court as the star found out dept of labour sometimes does not enforce payment of wages.