Act respecting labour standards - Some employers refuse to cooperate with the Commission des normes du travail

    QUEBEC, Oct. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - On October 22, 2008, the heating firm Omni
Air inc. and its director Brigitte Gagnon, the brokerage firm Dexim inc. and
its director Enrico Tosti as well as Anna Kolokonte, director of the sewing
firm Services MJM were all ordered to pay a fine of $850 for having refused to
submit the register of wages of their employees. The enterprises and directors
in question operate in the Montréal and Laval regions.
    In refusing to provide the register of wages of their employees, a
requirement that the Act respecting labour standards imposes on all employers,
these enterprises are impeding the work of the Commission des normes du
travail which does not have the means to check if those employees having filed
a complaint have indeed received all of the sums to which they are entitled.
It should be recalled that employers must keep for a three-year period a
registration system or a register, which notably includes the number of hours
worked per day and per week for each employee.

    The Commission des normes du travail oversees compliance with the Act

    "The Commission favours prevention with employers and employees and
promotes their awareness about compliance with the Act. This approach has
borne fruit since the majority of employers comply with the Act. However, the
Commission must take more coercive measures against a minority of employers
who violate the Act and who engage in unfair competition. These actions seek
to better protect employees and to encourage employers to comply with the
regulations in effect," stated Mr. Michel Després, Chairperson and Director

    The list of employers convicted of offences is now available

    Do you want to know if an employer has been found guilty following penal
proceedings? Consult the website of the Commission des normes du travail at

    About the Commission des normes du travail

    Through its action, the Commission des normes du travail promotes fair
and balanced labour relations between employers and employees in accordance
with the Act respecting labour standards. For the Commission, a better
knowledge of labour standards on the part of both employers and employees
facilitates the application of the Act and helps ensure greater compliance.

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For further information: Jean-François Pelchat, Direction des
communications, (418) 525-2164,

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