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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Ministry of Labour Releases Results of Most Recent Blitz Against Serial ESA Violators

The Ministry of Labour has published the results of its most recent “blitz” against employers who have repeatedly violated the Employment Standards Act (ESA). What is a Ministry of Labour Blitz? Ministry of Labour Employment Standards Officers (ESO’s) regularly visit employers across the province to ensure compliance with fundamental ESA standards, such as record keeping, […]

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OLRB Finds the Employer is Not Obligated to Pay Employee’s for Commute Time in Company Car

In Tradium Mechanical Inc. v Abdellatif Jaidane, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) recently found that a company does not have to pay the commuting costs for an employee s who are provided with a company vehicle. What Happened? The employer is an HVAC and refrigeration company with three technicians providing maintenance and servicing to […]

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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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