THE COMMISSION DES NORMES DU TRAVAIL IS MAKING PUBLIC THE NAMES OF UNDERTAKINGS FOUND GUILTY FOLLOWING PENAL PROCEEDINGS



    QUEBEC, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Beginning today, the Commission des normes
du travail is making public the names of undertakings that are found guilty,
following penal proceedings, of violating the Act respecting labour standards.
The aim of this initiative is to better protect employees and to encourage
employers to comply with the regulations in force.
    "The Commission favours prevention along with employer and employee
awareness promotion, actions which have borne fruit as evidenced by the fact
that the majority of employers comply with the Act. However, the Commission
must take more coercive measures against certain employers, in the minority,
who violate the Act and who engage in unfair competition. "The Commission's
ability to ensure compliance with the Act will thus be strengthened,"
explained Mr. Michel Després, Chairperson and Director General.

    List of employers convicted following penal proceedings

    
    - Portes Dollar inc. and its director Claude Thibert were ordered to pay
      a total fine of $1,700 for having refused to provide the register of
      wages of the employees of the undertaking, which is active in the door
      installation field in the Montréal area.

    - Lex inc., a transportation firm located in Montréal, was fined $850 for
      having refused to submit the register of wages of its employees.

    - Relation Canada, a Longueuil-based undertaking specializing in the
      advertising and promotion field, had to pay a total fine of $1,700 for
      having refused to provide the register of wages as well as the weekly
      reports and schedules of an employee.

    - Cheaters restaurant, located in the Montréal area, and its director
      Nikolaos Giannakopoulos were ordered to pay a total fine of $1,700 for
      having refused to provide the register of wages of the restaurant's
      employees.

    - International Clothiers inc. was fined $850 for having refused to
      provide the register of wages as well as the weekly reports and
      schedules of an employee. This company is involved in the manufacture
      and retail sale of clothing in the Montréal area.

    - Corporation Bioviro inc. and its directors Louis Nadeau, Philippe
      Lamontagne and Marc Fournier were ordered to pay a total sum of $10,200
      in fines for having kept a non-compliant register of wages, for having
      issued their employees a pay sheet that did not contain the information
      required by the Act and for having failed to pay their employees at
      regular intervals. Said intervals must not exceed 16 days. This
      undertaking, which is located in the Québec City area, specializes in
      the sale of products for animals.
    

    If you would like to be informed of future convictions, consult the web
site of the Commission des normes du travail at cnt.gouv.qc.ca/contrevenants
without delay.

    About the Commission des normes du travail

    The Commission informs employees, employers and the general public about
the rights and obligations stipulated in the Act respecting labour standards.
It receives complaints from employees and endeavours to help employers and
employees come to an agreement concerning their differences regarding the
application of the Act and its regulations.

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For further information:

For further information: Nathalie Bégin, Direction des communications,
(418) 525-1953, nathalie.begin@cnt.gouv.qc.ca

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