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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 Archive


Convictions Under the ESA for August 2018
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine[1] Conviction Date Violation
Hynek Signs Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $2,500 August 15, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
9345540 Canada Inc. O/A Rocket Bens L'orignal Part III Prosecution $2,500 August 15, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
9345540 Canada Inc. O/A Rocket Bens L'orignal Part III Prosecution $1,875 August 15, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Richard Renaud L'orignal Part III Prosecution $3,125 August 15, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Kathleen Vincent o/a RCFI Camp Inspiration Newmarket Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 13, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Corporation Of The City Of Guelph Guelph Part I Ticket $360 August 28, 2018 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay – day ordinarily a working day, s.26(1)
Southampton Golf And Country Club Ltd. Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 August 10, 2018 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits, s. 17(1)
Norfolk Golf And Country Club, Limited Simcoe Part I Ticket $360 August 9, 2018 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 a 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 regulations. Tickets carry a set fine of $295 plus applicable costs and victim fine surcharges.
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 offences.

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