Toronto Employer Convicted of Failing to Comply with Orders to Pay More than $30,000 in Unpaid Wages

Quality Brand Products Corporation, a producer of cooking oils, has been convicted on 24 counts of failure to obey orders to pay wages to employees. The total amount of unpaid wages amounted to approximately $32,000 and wages owing to individual workers varied from between $100 to $4,500. Between April 2014 and February 2016, Employment Standards […]

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2016 a Record Year for Unpaid Wages Complaints in Ontario

We’ve previously blogged about how employees can recover unpaid wages from employers. This issue is now back in the news as Ontario’s Ministry of Labour announced this week that it has “intensified [its] focus on additional enforcement tools, including prosecutions” of employers that owe outstanding wages. According to the Toronto Star, over the past year […]

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Employer Shuts Down: Unpaid Wages in the Hundreds of Thousands

Addiction Canada, a group of addiction treatment centres in Alberta and Ontario, is closing in the wake of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages claims as well as criminal charges brought against the owner. Employees of Addiction Canada (and its previous iteration, Vita Novus Inc.) have alleged that more than $500,000 in unpaid wages […]

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