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Ottawa Landscaping Employer Fined $15,000 After Fa

Author | Safety Reporter
Posted by SafetyON | September 19, 2016

OTTAWA, ON - The Ontario Court of Justice has fined Ryan Langtry $15,000 for failing to comply with five orders to pay wages.
Ryan Langtry employed workers in the construction and landscaping industry in the Ottawa area. Langtry operated the business under his own name and the business names Ottawa Landscape Masters and RLCO.

Ottawa Landscaping Employer Fined $15,000 After Failing to Comply With Orders to Pay Wages
The Ministry of Labour received claims from employees for unpaid wages. An Employment Standards Officer investigated the claims and found that the employees were owed a total of $5, 261.80 in wages and issued orders to pay wages.

The defendant pleaded guilty to failing to comply with five orders to pay wages. Before pleading guilty, the defendant paid the outstanding amounts of the orders in full.

The sentence was imposed by Justice of the Peace Linda Pearson in Ottawa court on September 8, 2016.
In 2013, Ryan Langtry was fined $17,000 by the Ontario Court of Justice for failing to comply with 13 orders to pay.
In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25 percent victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

A person who contravenes Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) or its regulations, or fails to comply with an order under the act, is guilty of an offence. An individual convicted under the ESA may be fined up to $50,000 or imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both. A corporation can be fined up to $100,000 for a first conviction, $250,000 for a second conviction, and $500,000 for a third or more convictions.

Court Information at a Glance

Location:
Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice
100 Constellation Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

Judge:
Justice of the Peace Linda Pearson

Date of Sentencing:
September 8, 2016

Defendants:
Ryan Langtry/Ryan Langtry operating as RLCO/Ryan Langtry operating as Ottawa Landscape Masters
Ottawa, Ontario

Matter:
Employment standards

Convictions:
Employment Standards Act, 2000
Section 103(8)
Section 132 - 5 counts

Crown Counsel:
Terry Wong