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ESA Inspections Recover over $1.5M

By December 10, 2018November 5th, 2019Employment Law

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced the results of a 4 month inspection into employment practices in the construction industry.

From May 1 to August 31, 2018, Ministry of Labour employment standards officers conducted inspections on over 1200 employers (that’s about 10 per day) and found that 55% were not compliant with the law.

As a result of inspections, the Ministry recovered $1,563,330.00 recovered for employees, benefitting 5,166 employees (an average of about $300 per employee).

The two main areas where employers were forced to pay employees or change their actions were in the following areas:

  • public holiday pay
  • overtime pay
  • vacation pay
  • written agreement for vacation pay
  • proper record keeping, and
  • proper wage statements.

Dentists have previously been targeted by the Ministry of Labour (as we told you about) back in May 2017, and they are free to do it again.

Get in touch with us if you need help with any of your employment law matters or want to be sure you will avoid any hefty fines as a result of a Ministry of Labour inspection.

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