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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.

August 2017 | July 2017 | Convictions Archive



Convictions Under the ESA for August 2017
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine[1] Conviction Date Violation
Mader Electrical Services Inc. Kitchener Part III Prosecution $12,500 August 29, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
James N Mader Kitchener Part III Prosecution $6,250 August 30, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Near North Hardscapes Ltd. Barrie Part III Prosecution $2,250 August 23, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Winli Apparel Manufacturing Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $4,375 August 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
674841 Ontario Inc. Newmarket Part III Prosecution $7,500 August 16, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Luai Namo Newmarket Part III Prosecution $25,000 + 15 days in jail August 16, 2017 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Luai Namo Newmarket Part III Prosecution $25,000 + 15 days in jail August 16, 2017 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
K&S Truck Painting And Sandblasting Toronto Part III Prosecution $3,125 August 3, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Sylvan Hall Toronto Part III Prosecution $1,125 August 3, 2017 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
1804135 Ontario Inc. O/A Beauty Supply Outlet Aurora Newmarket Part I Ticket $355 August 30, 2017 Fail to produce records or provide assistance, s. 91(8)
1245372 Ontario Inc. O/A Amazing Donuts Toronto Part I Ticket $360 August 29, 2017 Fail to give wage statement, s. 12(1)
Black & McDonald Limited Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 August 25, 2017 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
Luto Vieira Mheta O/A Ready to Work Employment Services Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 August 25, 2017 Fail to produce records or provide assistance, s. 91(8)
1952146 Ontario Inc. O/A Jerusalem Shawarma Toronto Part I Ticket $355 August 25, 2017 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)
2381550 Ontario Inc. O/A My-Thai Kitchener Part I Ticket $355 August 21, 2017 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay – day ordinarily a working day, s. 26(1)
2381550 Ontario Inc. O/A My-Thai Kitchener Part I Ticket $355 August 21, 2017 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)
2259530 Ontario Inc. O/A Bolton Hyundai Caledon Part I Ticket $360 August 18, 2017 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits, s. 17(1)
Sport on Sand Inc. Toronto Part I Ticket $360 August 16, 2017 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay – day ordinarily a working day, s. 26(1)
2521592 Ontario Inc. O/A Barburrito Fresh Mexican Grill Whitby Part I Ticket $360 August 16, 2017 Fail to pay minimum wage, s. 23(1)
2356452 Ontario Inc. O/A The Fill Station Toronto Part I Ticket $355 August 12, 2017 Fail to retain records, s. 15(5)
925553 Ontario Limited O/A Howard Johnson Inn Kingston Kingston Part I Ticket $360 August 11, 2017 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)
R & D Grodzinski Ltd. Toronto Part I Ticket $360 August 11, 2017 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
BLS International Services Canada Inc. Brampton Part I Ticket $360 August 9, 2017 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits, s. 17(1)
First Urban Management Inc. Newmarket Part I Ticket $355 August 7, 2017 Improperly withhold or deduct from wages, s. 13(1)
Nam T Vu Kitchener Part I Ticket $360 August 3, 2017 Fail to make records, s. 15(1)
Nam T Vu Kitchener Part I Ticket $360 August 3, 2017 Fail to make vacation records, s. 15.1(1)

[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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Convictions Under the ESA for July 2017
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine[2] Conviction Date Violation
The Boulevard Cafe Toronto Part III Prosecution $1,875 July 28, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Joanne Ruston Kingston Part III Prosecution $6,250 July 25, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Joanne Ruston Kingston Part III Prosecution $2,500 July 25, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Victoria's Cherry Hill Restaurant Mississauga Part III Prosecution $3,750 July 25, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Michael Vesia Mississauga Part III Prosecution $1,875 July 25, 2017 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Kyle Robert Lane Picton Part III Prosecution $1,125 July 21, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Edward Roundpoint Cornwall Part III Prosecution $11,250 July 18, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Titan Construction & Renovation Inc. St. Catharines Part III Prosecution $3,125 July 14, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Titan Construction & Renovation Inc. St. Catharines Part III Prosecution $3,125 July 14, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Titan Construction & Renovation Inc. St. Catharines Part III Prosecution $3,125 July 14, 2017 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Mark Geroux St. Catharines Part III Prosecution $3,750 July 14, 2017 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Surinder Toor Brampton Part III Prosecution $1,125 July 11, 2017 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
The Stockyards Ltd. Toronto Part I Ticket $355 July 21, 2017 Fail to produce records or provide assistance, s. 91(8)
1544413 Ontario Inc. Brampton Part I Ticket $355 July 12, 2017 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)
BNG Inc. O/A Wimpy's Diner Brampton Part I Ticket $235 July 12, 2017 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits, s. 17(1)
Iknoor Trucking Inc. Brampton Part I Ticket $355 July 11, 2017 Fail to give wage statement, s. 12(1)
Rideau Valley Motors Inc. O/A My Car Ottawa Part I Ticket $360 July 11, 2017 Fail to retain records, s. 15(5)
Rideau Valley Motors Inc. O/A My Car Ottawa Part I Ticket $360 July 11, 2017 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits, s. 17(1)
1479328 Ontario Inc. O/A Pub 101 Ottawa Part I Ticket $360 July 10, 2017 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
B & T Electric Contracting Ltd. Orangeville Part I Ticket $360 July 10, 2017 Fail to produce records or provide assistance, s. 91(8)
2428522 Ontario Inc. O/A The Barley Mow Westboro Ottawa Part I Ticket $610 July 6, 2017 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
1915595 Ontario Inc. O/A Queens Head Pub Toronto Part I Ticket $360 July 5, 2017 Fail to post materials, s. 2(3)
1915595 Ontario Inc. O/A Queens Head Pub Toronto Part I Ticket $360 July 5, 2017 Fail to produce records or provide assistance, s. 91(8)
1909272 Ontario Inc. O/A The Friendly Thai Toronto Part I Ticket $360 July 5, 2017 Fail to retain records, s. 15(5)
1909272 Ontario Inc. O/A The Friendly Thai Toronto Part I Ticket $360 July 5, 2017 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)
875784 Ontario Ltd. O/A Markham Danforth Food Market Toronto Part I Ticket $355 July 4, 2017 Fail to provide materials, s. 2(5)

[2]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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