Employer Fined $17,000 For Ignoring Orders to Pay
Ottawa, ON - Ryan Langtry, operating as Langtry Lawn Care, an Ottawa lawn care business, was fined $17,000 for violations of the Employment Standards Act after ignoring orders to pay employees.
Between May 2009 and January 2011, the Ministry of Labour received claims from 13 employees of Langtry Lawn Care for unpaid wages. An employment standards officer determined that the employees were owed a total of $10,450.90 and issued 13 Orders to Pay. Mr. Langtry did not comply with the orders.
After a trial, Ryan Langtry, operating as Langtry Lawn Care, was found guilty of 13 counts of failing to comply with an Order to Pay. He was fined $17,000 and ordered to pay back the wages still owed.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Linda Pearson. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a 25-per-cent victim fine surcharge, as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.
Court Information at a Glance
161 Elgin St.
Judge: Justice of the Peace Linda Pearson
Date of Sentencing: January 25, 2013
Defendant: Ryan Langtry operating as Langtry Lawn Care
Matter: Employment Standards
Conviction: Employment Standards Act, Section 103(8)
Crown Counsel: Natasha Wilson