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Prosecution and Conviction Statistics

Prosecutions

The Ministry of Labour prosecutes persons, including corporations, for violations of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and its regulations to ensure compliance and to deter non-compliance.

Prosecutions Initiated by Fiscal Year: 2006-2013
Fiscal Year (April 1 - March 31) Prosecutions Initiated
2006/07 594
2007/08 371
2008/09 505
2009/10 311
2010/11 197
2011/12 468
2012/13 286


Convictions

The following table lists companies or persons who were convicted of an offence under the ESA and/or its regulations for the month(s) listed. This includes some Offence Notices (tickets) under Part I of the Provincial Offences Act (POA), summons under Part I of the POA and prosecutions under Part III of the POA.

Information about convictions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, is posted on the Ministry of Labour website for one year from the date of posting and then removed from the website. Check our Convictions Archive for past postings.

Convictions Under the ESA for October 2013
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine 1 ] Conviction Date Violation
Abajee Investments Ltd. Chatham Part III Ticket $12,500 October 23, 2013 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Hitesh R. Buddhev, a director of Abajee Investments Ltd. Chatham Part III Ticket $2,250 October 23, 2013 As a director, authorizing, permitting or accquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay s. 103(8) and s. 137(1) Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Bhikhabhai D. Patel, a director of Abajee Investments Ltd. Chatham Part III Ticket $2,250 October 23, 2013 As a director, authorizing, permitting or accquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay s. 103(8) and s. 137(1) Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
La Compagnie D'Edition Andre Paquette Inc. L'Original Part I Ticket $360 October 28, 2013 Fail to pay wages on regular pay day s. 11(1)
R.T. Systems Inc. Brantford Part I Ticket $360 October 28, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Brutus Express Inc. North Bay Part I Ticket $355 October 27, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
2194043 Ontario Inc. o/a Towne Centre Variety Store Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 25, 2013 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
2194043 Ontario Inc. o/a Towne Centre Variety Store Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 25, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
7981333 Canada Corp. o/a Bamboo House Thai Cuisine Oshawa Part I Ticket $355 October 25, 2013 Fail to produce records or provide assistance s. 91(8)
GFL Environmental Inc. Oshawa Part I Ticket $360 October 25, 2013 Fail to give 11 hours free from work in day s. 18(1)
Ae-Young Park Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 25, 2013 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
8040702 Canada Ltd. o/a Pour Girl Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 24, 2013 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
8040702 Canada Ltd. o/a Pour Girl Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 24, 2013 Fail to pay minimum wage s. 23(1)
834602 Ontario Ltd. Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 October 24, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee required to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 28(2)
Comark Inc. o/a Cleo Sault Saint Marie Part I Ticket $360 October 24, 2013 Fail to make vacation records s. 15.1(1)
Santa's Village Inc. Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 October 24, 2013 Fail to post materials s. 2(3)
1747125 Ontario Inc. o/a Hoops Sports Bar & Grill Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 23, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee required to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 28(2)
2274123 Ontario Inc. o/a Mullins Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 22, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee required to workday ordinarily a working day s. 28(2)
J.B. Puddicombe & Sons Limited Hamilton Part I Ticket $360 October 22, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee agreed to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 27(2)
Puddicombe Estate Wines Ltd. Hamilton Part I Ticket $360 October 22, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee agreed to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 27(2)
1825053 Ontario Inc. o/a Cache Lounge & Tapas Bar Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 October 21, 2013 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
Lily Avalon Corporation o/a Lily Avalon Shoes Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 21, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
1814311 Ontario Limited North Bay Part I Ticket $360 October 18, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
The Lodges At Blue Mountain Corporation Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 18, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
The Lodges At Blue Mountain Corporation Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 18, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee required to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 28(2)
1349092 Ontario Inc. o/a Subway Hamilton Part I Ticket $360 October 17, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee agreed to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 27(2)
Special Security Services Group Inc. Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 17, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Heinrich Investment Corporation o/a Subway Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 October 16, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Temag Canada Inc. o/a Flowers Unlimited Mississauga Part I Ticket $360 October 16, 2013 Fail to make records s. 15(1)
The Georgian Manor Resort & Country Club o/a Georgian Manor Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 16, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
The Georgian Manor Resort & Country Club o/a Georgian Manor Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 16, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee required to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 28(2)
Spring Fruit Market Inc. Toronto Part I Ticket $355 October 11, 2013 Fail to keep records readily available s. 16
2259263 Ontario Inc. o/a JT Sushi North Bay Part I Ticket $360 October 10, 2013 Fail to produce records or provide assistance s. 91(8)
1391095 Ontario Inc. o/a Wasaga Beach Seniors Residence Barrie Part I Ticket $360 October 9, 2013 Fail to pay regular pay, give substitute day off with public holiday pay or pay premium pay plus public holiday pay–employee required to work–day ordinarily a working day s. 28(2)
2095193 Ontario Inc. o/a Gift Ideaz Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 9, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
656078 Ontario Ltd. o/a Black Bull Tavern Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 9, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
2179929 Ontario Inc. o/a Why Wait Taxi & Delivery Woodstock Part I Ticket $355 October 7, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
M. Rickard Investments Ltd. o/a One Fifty Five Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 October 7, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
M. Rickard Investments Ltd. o/a One Fifty Five Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 October 7, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
Rockway Glen Estate Winery Inc. Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $355 October 7, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1838531 Ontario Inc. Toronto Part I Ticket $355 October 5, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1801463 Ontario Ltd. o/a Opa! Souvlaki Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 3, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
2224900 Ontario Inc. o/a The Mill On Main Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 October 2, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
John Kovrogiorgas Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 2, 2013 Fail to pay minimum wage s. 23(1)
1070936 Ontario Inc. o/a Muskoka Riverside Inn Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 October 1, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1302491 Ontario Inc. o/a Thai Princess Restaurant Toronto Part I Ticket $360 October 1, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)

[ 1 ] Includes victim fine surcharge imposed by the court as required by the Provincial Offences Act.

Offence Notices/Tickets under Part I of the POA:
On July 14, 2004, employment standards officers were authorized to issue tickets to employers who fail to comply with specific provisions of the ESA and its regulation s. Tickets carry a set fine of $295 plus applicable costs and victim fine surcharge s.
Summons under Part I of the POA:
A summons under Part I of the POA requires the employer to appear in court at a specified time, place and date. If convicted, the maximum fine is $1000 per offence.
Prosecutions under Part III of the POA:
Under Part III Prosecutions, an individual is subject to a maximum fine of $50,000 and/or imprisonment for a term of not more than 12 months upon conviction of an offence. A corporation is subject to a maximum fine of $100,000 for a first offence, $250,000 for a second offence and $500,000 for a third or more offence s.

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