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Restaurant Employer Fined Over $37,000 for Failing to Comply With Orders to Pay Employees

Author | Safety Reporter
Posted by SafetyON | November 23, 2016

GUELPH, ON - Failure to comply with orders to pay relating to 15 former employees has resulted in fines totalling $37,404.67 against a restaurant that was based in Alma. The restaurant operated under the name Marj's Village Kitchen.

Restaurant Employer Fined for Failing to Comply With Orders to Pay Employees

The corporation failed to comply with order to pay issued by a Ministry of Labour employment standards officer requiring payment of wages to employees. The orders were issued in May 2015. Failure to comply with an order issued by an employment standards officer is an offence under the Employment Standards Act (ESA).

Employees were owed amounts between over $300 to over $6,000. None of the amounts have been paid.
Following guilty pleas, Justice of the Peace Michael A. Cuthbertson convicted the company on 15 counts and imposed the fines in Guelph court on November 21, 2016.

In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent 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 the 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 of 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:
Ontario Court of Justice
59 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario

Judge:
Justice of the Peace Michael A. Cuthbertson

Date of Sentencing:
November 21, 2016

Defendant:
Marj's Village Kitchen
14 Elora Road North
Alma, Ontario

Matter:
Employment standards

Conviction:
Employment Standards Act
Section 132

Crown Counsel:
Terry Wong

https://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/news/

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