Failure to Comply With Order to Pay Workers Draws $30,000 in Fines
CORNWALL, ON - An Ottawa-based towing company and its director have been fined a total of $30,000 in court for failing to pay workers after being ordered to do so.
The company, CRR Cornwall Roadside Recovery Inc. (operating as Glen's Towing) and its director, Glen Comeau, received the fines at trial in Cornwall.
A total of six tow truck drivers were owed monies that included overtime, vacation pay, public holiday pay and unauthorized deductions. The amounts owing ranged between $1,000 and $7,000. The order to pay against the company was for $27,879.15, including an administrative fee of $2,534.47. The order to pay against Comeau was $25,344.68 in total. The orders to pay were issued on August 21, 2013 to the company and November 15, 2013 to the director.
Partial payments were made but at the time of trial the claimants were still owed about $10,000.
The court imposed a fine of $20,000 against the company and $10,000 against the director. The company is no longer in business. Justice of the Peace Basile V. Marchand presided over the proceedings on June 4.
Court Information at a Glance
Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice
26 Pitt Street
Justice of the Peace Basile V. Marchand
Date of Sentencing:
June 4, 2015
CRR Cornwall Roadside Recovery Inc. operating as
1975 Chemin Saint-Francois
Glen Comeau, Director
Employment Standards Act
Sections 132, 136 (failing to comply with an order under the ESA)