Owner of Taxicab Business Fined $15,000 After Failing to Pay Employee
GUELPH, ON - Danial Ward Warren operating as Dan's Taxi has been fined $15,000 for failure to pay money owed to an employee after being ordered to do so by a Ministry of Labour employment standards officer. The order was issued when the company failed to pay an employee minimum wage and other entitlements in the amount of $14,561.
Danial Ward Warren was operating a taxi business in Fergus, Ontario. After investigating an employment standards claim submitted to the Ministry of Labour, an employment officer issued an order to pay wages in December 2015 to the employer. The employment standards officer determined that the employer failed to pay minimum wage and termination pay, resulting in a contravention of the Employment Standards Act.
After a trial, the court convicted Danial Ward Warren of failing to comply with the employment standards officer's order.
In addition to the fine, the court also ordered Danial Ward Warren to pay the wages owing to the employee.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Walter W. Rojek in Guelph on April 27, 2016.
Court Information at a Glance
Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice
59 Carden Street
Justice of the Peace Walter W. Rojek
Date of Sentencing:
April 27, 2016
Danial Ward Warren/Dan's Taxi
Employment Standards Act