Employment standards officers can issue $300 tickets to employers

Tickets can be issued in Ontario for violations such as failing to pay wages or give vacation time
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/02/2004

The Ontario government is giving employment standards officers the authority to issue tickets carrying fines of $300 to employers.

Under the Provincial Offences Act, employment standards officers who have been appointed as provincial offences officers can issue tickets to employers who fail to comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

If issued a ticket, an employer can choose to pay the fine or appear in provincial court to dispute the offence. Ontario’s Ministry of Labour can also take other action against the employer to ensure compliance with the act.