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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.

November 2013 | December 2013 | January 2014 | Convictions Archive

Convictions Under the ESA for November 2013
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine 1 ] Conviction Date Violation
Payless Shoesource Canada Inc. Sault Ste. Marie Part I Ticket $355 November 29, 2013 Fail to make vacation records s. 15.1(1)
Jennifer Holmes Sarnia Part I Ticket $355 November 29, 2013 Improperly withhold or deduct from wages s. 13(1)
2058880 Ontario Limited o/a Boston Pizza Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 November 26, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
2058880 Ontario Limited o/a Boston Pizza Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 November 26, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
2086612 Ontario Inc. o/a Danforth Variety and Fruit Market Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 26, 2103 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
2160803 Ontario Inc. o/a Mac's Convenience Barrie Part I Ticket $355 November 26, 2013 Fail to produce records or provide assistance s. 91(8)
2229819 Ontario Inc. o/a Asian Food Centre Brampton Part I Ticket $360 November 21, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
2112795 Ontario Inc. o/a Lively Esso #230 Sudbury Part I Ticket $360 November 20, 2013 Improperly withhold or deduct from wages s. 13(1)
2112795 Ontario Inc. o/a Lively Esso #230 Sudbury Part I Ticket $360 November 20, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1466160 Ontario Ltd. o/a Novita Bakery Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 November 19, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Boom Breakfast Inc. o/a Boom Breakfast & Co. Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 19, 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)
OMNINRG LIMITED Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 19, 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)
OMNINRG LIMITED Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 19, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
M.A. Wheten Enterprises Inc. o/a Tiffany's Maid Service Sudbury Part I Ticket $360 November 18, 2013 Fail to pay minimum wage s. 23(1)
488379 Ontario Inc. o/a Huronia Guest Home Retirement Lodge Barrie Part I Ticket $355 November 16, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
488379 Ontario Inc. o/a Huronia Guest Home Retirement Lodge Barrie Part I Ticket $355 November 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)
2255398 Ontario Inc. o/a Wynn Fitness Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 15, 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)
3932788 Canada Inc. o/a Rangoli Indian Cuisine & Sweets Ottawa Part I Ticket $360 November 14, 2013 Fail to give vacation time s. 33(1)
Fully Completely Inc. Newmarket Part I Ticket $355 November 14, 2013 Fail to produce records or provide assistance s. 91(8)
Yeon Hee Park Barrie Part I Ticket $360 November 14, 2013 Fail to pay minimum wage s. 23(1)
Georgian Stebco Ltd. o/a Springmount Marine Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 November 8, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Georgian Stebco Ltd. o/a Springmount Marine Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 November 8, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
True Brit Pubs Inc. o/a Queen and Beaver Public House Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 5, 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)
Vasilios Kalogritsas Bracebridge Part I Ticket $355 November 2, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
Blu Salon Corporation o/a Matisse Hair & Esthetic Salon Toronto Part I Ticket $360 November 1, 2013 Fail to give wage statement within time allowed after employment ends s. 12.1
Treetop Trekking Deerhurst Inc. Bracebridge Part I Ticket $360 November 1, 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)

[ 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.

Convictions Under the ESA for December 2013
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine 1 ] Conviction Date Violation
1024877 Ontario Limited o/a Woddy's Towing Woodstock Part III Ticket $12,500 December 31, 2013 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
1836873 Ontario Ltd. o/a Churrasqueira Costa Verde Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 December 31, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Serpa Automobile (2012) Corporation Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 December 31, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
1830880 Ontario Incorporated o/a Big Boy Burgers Oshawa Part I Ticket $355 December 27, 2013 Fail to give wage statement within time allowed after employment ends s. 12.1
1713703 Ontario Inc. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 December 20, 2013 Fail to post materials s. 2(3)
1713703 Ontario Inc. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 December 20, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
1632394 Ontario Ltd. o/a Mac's Milk Guelph Part I Ticket $360 December 18, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Gale's Gas Bars Limited Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 December 18, 2013 Fail to make vacation records s. 15.1(1)
Gale's Gas Bars Limited Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 December 18, 2013 Fail to give weekly or bi-weekly period free from work s. 18(4)
1880886 Ontario Ltd. o/a Westside Diner Barrie Part I Ticket $360 December 16, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Fifty's Grill – Deli Inc. o/a Fifty's Grill – Deli Cambridge Part I Ticket $360 December 13, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Southbrook Farms Limited o/a Southbrook Vineyards Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 December 13, 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)
597521 Ontario Ltd. Cornwall Part I Ticket $360 December 12, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
597521 Ontario Ltd. Cornwall Part I Ticket $360 December 12, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
Fifty & One Tavern Ltd. o/a Loretto Tavern Barrie Part I Ticket $360 December 12, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
Morris Hardware Ltd. Ottawa Part I Ticket $360 December 11, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1469498 Ontario Ltd. o/a Ladies Designer Fashions Barrie Part I Ticket $360 December 10, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Central Meat Market (Kitchener) Limited o/a Central Fresh Market Kitchener Part I Ticket $360 December 10, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Billy Hraiche o/a Bee N.H. Sales Brampton Part I Ticket $360 December 10, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Agora Westboro Inc. Ottawa Part I Ticket $360 December 9, 2013 Fail to pay wages on regular pay day s. 11(1)
Darcy Chang Enterprises Ltd. o/a Rex's Bar & Kitchen Toronto Part I Ticket $360 December 9, 2013 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
Darcy Chang Enterprises Ltd. o/a Rex's Bar & Kitchen Toronto Part I Ticket $360 December 9, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
2334761 Ontario Inc. o/a Mac's Convenience Store Windsor Part I Ticket $355 December 8, 2013 Fail to make records s. 15(1)
Americana Resort Inc. Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 December 6, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Brock Ford Sales Inc. Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 December 6, 2013 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
Chaggares & Bonhomme, Chartered Accountants Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 December 6, 2013 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Roberto Defilippis o/a The Perfect Shoe Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 December 6, 2013 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
Brilliant Advertising and Marketing Ltd. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 December 5, 2013 Fail to pay vacation pay s. 35.2
Brilliant Advertising and Marketing Ltd. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 December 5, 2013 Fail to pay minimum wage s. 23(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.

Convictions Under the ESA for January 2014
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine 1 ] Conviction Date Violation
STF Development Group Ltd. St. Thomas Part III $37,500 January 23, 2014 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8),s. 132
Cynthia Monck, a director of STF Development Group Ltd. St. Thomas Part III $22,500 January 23, 2014 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.
Gregory Monck, a director of STF Development Group Ltd. St. Thomas Part III $22,500 January 23, 2014 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
Nad-Core Environmental Shredding Ltd. Barrie Part I Ticket $360 January 31, 2014 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
2333601 Ontario Ltd. o/a Ichiban Sushi House Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 30, 2014 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
2333601 Ontario Ltd. o/a Ichiban Sushi House Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 30, 2014 Fail to make records s. 15(1)
Dove Foods Limited o/a KFC Barrie Part I Ticket $360 January 30, 2014 Fail to pay vacation pay s. 35.2
Studio Inc. o/a Studio Event Theatre Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 29, 2014 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
Studio Inc. o/a Studio Event Theatre Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 29, 2014 Fail to post materials s. 2(3)
Dazzling Stars Child Development Centre Inc. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 29, 2014 Fail to make vacation records s. 15.1(1)
Dazzling Stars Child Development Centre Inc. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 29, 2014 Fail to pay vacation pay s. 35.2
2287351 Ontario Inc. o/a Rosedale Retirement Residence Brampton Part I Ticket $235 January 24, 2014 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1557846 Ontario Inc. o/a Pizza Nova Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 21, 2014 Fail to give substitute day off with public holiday pay–day not ordinarily a working day s. 29(1)
2204289 Ontario Ltd. o/a Sparks Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 20, 2014 Fail to make records s. 15(1)
2204289 Ontario Ltd. o/a Sparks Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 20, 2014 Fail to pay vacation pay s. 35.2
2204289 Ontario Ltd. o/a Sparks Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 20, 2014 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
1710843 Ontario Ltd. o/a Bamboo Buddha Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 17, 2014 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)
1359252 Ontario Ltd. o/a Mac's Convenience Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 15, 2014 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
1834486 Ontario Inc. o/a Yianni's Mediterranean Bistro Niagara Falls Part I Ticket $360 January 13, 2014 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1659684 Ontario Inc. o/a Jubilee Queen Cruise Lines Toronto Part I Ticket $355 January 10, 2014 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)
2284857 Ontario Inc. o/a Grapefruit Moon Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 10, 2014 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)
Leggat Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 January 10, 2014 Improperly withhold or deduct from wages s. 13(1)
Leggat Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 January 10, 2014 Fail to post materials s. 2(3)
Leggat Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 January 10, 2014 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
Leggat Chevrolet Buick Cadillac GMC Ltd. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 January 10, 2014 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
The Makos Group Inc. o/a The Waterfront Bar & Grill Windsor Part I Ticket $355 January 10, 2014 Fail to pay overtime pay s. 22(1)
1438321 Ontario Inc. Barrie Part I Ticket $235 January 7, 2014 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
1438321 Ontario Inc. Barrie Part I Ticket $235 January 7, 2014 Fail to post materials s. 2(3)
1061890 Ontario Ltd. o/a Panda Sportswear Toronto Part I Ticket $360 January 6, 2014 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay–day ordinarily a working day s. 26(1)
1295406 Ontario Ltd. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 2, 2014 Fail to give wage statement s. 12(1)
1295406 Ontario Ltd. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 January 2, 2014 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits s. 17(1)
8557136 Canada Inc. Brockville Part I Ticket $360 January 2, 2014 Fail to pay wages on regular pay day s. 11(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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