CEO asks employees to lie on timecards or risk job losses — violating labour laws

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Several workers of a high-profile company say they were pressured into giving up paid vacation days, then told to lie about it on their timecards — or risk job losses during the height of the pandemic. In an internal company video provided to Go Public, Franklin Holtforster — president and CEO of Ottawa-based Colliers Project Leaders — asks employees to “surrender” vacation time if they want to save their own jobs and those of their coworkers. “I’m asking everyone to work a full week and to record an additional eight hours of vacation onto your time sheet every week in April and May,” Holtforster says in the video released to employees on April 24.