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Is it legal in Canada if a business owner wants to personally work 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, 364 days a year without pay?

Asked by talljasperman (18186 points ) July 11th, 2012

Or do labor restrictions apply to business owners as well? In Alberta most workers are not permitted to work more than 12 hour shifts in one location. Is the title of small business owner a freedom that allows the owner the option to personally work more hours for the option of less pay?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Why isn’t he working the 365th day? Must be a slacker!

I am no expert in Canadian law, but in the US, a business owner can do anything he wants in this regard. No one can tell him how many hours he can work, if he owns the place.

zenvelo's avatar

Sure, why not?

Pandora's avatar

@elbanditoroso LMAO. Best laugh I’ve had in days. OMG, still laughing

Brian1946's avatar

I agree with @elbanditoroso. In addition, if I was a business owner and only worked 364 days in a Leap Year, I’d fire my ass! ;-D

tranquilsea's avatar

You can work as much as you want as a business owner in Canada.

Inspired_2write's avatar

A Business Owner work “without pay”?
As a business owner the first person to get paid is him/her!
From his profits and tax breaks.

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