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Failure to Comply With Order to Pay Workers Draws $30,000 in Fines

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Failure to Comply With Order to Pay Workers Draws $30,000 in Fines

Ministry of Labour

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

 

Location: 

Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice

26 Pitt Street

Cornwall, Ontario

                                   

Judge:

Justice of the Peace Basile V. Marchand

                                   

Date of Sentencing:

June 4, 2015


Defendants:

CRR Cornwall Roadside Recovery Inc. operating as

Glen's Towing

1975 Chemin Saint-Francois

Dorval, Quebec


Glen Comeau, Director

Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec


Matter:

Employment standards

                                   

Convictions:

Employment Standards Act

Sections 132, 136 (failing to comply with an order under the ESA)

                                   

Crown Counsel:

Line Forestier


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