The tech world trend of AI is becoming increasingly prevalent in employment matters. For example, employers are using AI to attract candidates, evaluate job performance and automate certain positions..
Suppose an employer knows that its employee is working overtime, but that employee did not request permission from the employer to work overtime in advance. Is the employer responsible to pay the employee, when the employee seeks compensation for the overtime worked?
Worker classification has become a major source of conflict in Canadian employment law. Most media attention in this regard has been given to classification disputes by gig workers (such as the case of whether Uber drivers are employees or contractors). But even outside of the gig economy, classification-related class actions against businesses of all types have been on the rise.