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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 October 2018
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine[1] Conviction Date Violation
Canada Centre De Prestation De Lang Ottawa Part III Prosecution $3,750 October 30, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Silas Lenos Ottawa Part III Prosecution $1,875 October 30, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Ali Shirazi Ottawa Part III Prosecution $18,750 October 30, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Sol Cafe Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 26, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Sol Cafe Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 26, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Sol Cafe Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 26, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Sol Cafe Inc. Toronto Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 26, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Tatjana Pirkova Toronto Part III Prosecution $2,500 October 26, 2018 As a director, authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 137(1)
Tatjana Pirkova Toronto Part III Prosecution $2,500 October 26, 2018 As a director, authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 137(1)
Tatjana Pirkova Toronto Part III Prosecution $2,500 October 26, 2018 As a director, authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 137(1)
Tatjana Pirkova Toronto Part III Prosecution $2,500 October 26, 2018 As a director, authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 137(1)
Bdg Contracting Inc. Kitchener Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 15, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Bdg Contracting Inc. Kitchener Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 15, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Farhan Baig Kitchener Part III Prosecution $1,125 October 15, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Abel Demetriou Kitchener Part III Prosecution $1,125 October 15, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Abel Demetriou Kitchener Part III Prosecution $1,125 October 15, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Jesse Stockton St. Catharines Part III Prosecution $3,750 October 12, 2018 As a director, authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the failure to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 137(1)
Justin Antonucci o/a Jfa Home London Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 3, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Bench Construction Ltd. Toronto Part III Prosecution $10,000 October 2, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Carlos Andrade Toronto Part III Prosecution $5,000 October 2, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Artibello And Associates Limited Brampton Part III Prosecution $6,250 October 2, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Laura Artibello Brampton Part III Prosecution $3,125 October 2, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136

Convictions Under the ESA for September 2018
Name Court Location Type of Prosecution Fine[1] Conviction Date Violation
1904667 Ontario Inc. St. Catharines Part III Prosecution $1,875 September 28, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Melanie R Humpartzian Ottawa Part III Prosecution $1,875 September 27, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
2333618 Ontario Inc. o/a Camel Towin Newmarket Part III Prosecution $5,000 September 21, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Ronald Hadida Newmarket Part III Prosecution $2,500 September 21, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Donald A Thomson Parry Sound Part III Prosecution $1,125 September 18, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Peter D Aditya Whitby Part III Prosecution $1,125 September 12, 2018 Failing as a director to comply with an order to pay under s. 106, s. 136
Peter D Aditya Whitby Part III Prosecution $1,125 September 12, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Michael H Grineage o/a Grineage Par London Part III Prosecution $1,125 September 10, 2018 Fail to comply with an order to pay under s. 103(8), s. 132
Legacy Ridge Golf Club Inc. Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 September 28, 2018 Require or permit hours of work to exceed limits, s. 17(1)
Legacy Ridge Golf Club Inc. Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 September 28, 2018 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
2427291 Ontario Inc. Burlington Part I Ticket $360 September 27, 2018 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay – day ordinarily a working day, s. 26(1)
Inneractive Security Services Inc. Kitchener Part I Ticket $360 September 21, 2018 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay – day ordinarily a working day, s. 26(1)
Beta & Associates Inc. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 September 13, 2018 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
Scenic City Golf Course Inc. Owen Sound Part I Ticket $360 September 13, 2018 Fail to make records, s. 15(1)
Uttara Balada Inc. Guelph Part I Ticket $360 September 12, 2018 Fail to give day off with public holiday pay – day ordinarily a working day, s. 26(1)
Bower Luxury Builds Inc. Newmarket Part I Ticket $360 September 12, 2018 Fail to pay overtime pay, s. 22(1)
2362839 Ontario Inc. Guelph Part I Ticket $360 September 7, 2018 Fail to post materials, s. 2(3)

[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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