Season Garment Inc. and company director fined for employment standards violations

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Season Garment Inc. and company director fined for employment standards violations

Ministry of Labour

SCARBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 18 - Season Garment Inc., a Toronto garment factory specializing in women's clothing, was fined $6,000 and a company director was fined $3,000 on November 13, 2003 for one violation each of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 involving the posting of a poster. On December 12, 2001, a Ministry of Labour employment standards officer visited the garment factory on Spadina Avenue in Toronto and asked the employer to post a required poster at the workplace. The poster informs employees and employers of some of their rights and obligations under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Following the visit, the officer issued an order under the act requiring the employer to post the poster by January 18, 2002. During a follow-up visit on February 8, 2002, the officer noted the poster had not been posted. Season Garment Inc. pleaded guilty to failing to post the poster, as required by Section 1 of the Regulation for Posting of Information Concerning Rights and Obligations (Regulation 290/01) and Section 2(1) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000. A company director pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the employment standards officer's order requiring the posting of the poster. This was a requirement of Section 2(1) of the act. The fines were imposed by Justice of the Peace James Bubba of the Ontario Court of Justice at Scarborough. In addition to the fines, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Court Information at a Glance Location: Ontario Court of Justice 1530 Markham Road, Courtroom E7 Scarborough, Ontario Judge: Justice of the Peace James Bubba Date / Time: November 13, 2003, 9 a.m. Defendant: Season Garment Inc. and A company director Matter: Employment Standards ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disponible en fran├žais For more information visit www.gov.on.ca/lab/For further information: Belinda Sutton, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7405; Line Forestier, Crown Counsel, Legal Services Branch, Ministry of Labour, (416) 326-7987