Court Bulletin - Chevour Marketing Inc. and director fined $20,000 total for ignoring order to pay

    NEWMARKET, ON, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Chevour Marketing Inc., an import export
business in Markham, Ontario, was fined $15,000 on January 15, 2009 for
violating the Employment Standards Act (ESA) by failing to comply with an
order to pay wages owed to a former employee. In addition, Chevor Lloyd,
director of the company was fined $5,000.
    The Ministry of Labour investigated a claim for unpaid wages filed by a
former employee of Chevour Marketing and concluded wages had not been paid in
accordance with the ESA. An order to pay for $7,060.77 was issued on March 30,
2007 to Chevour Marketing. The order to pay remains outstanding.
    Chevour Marketing Inc. was found guilty after trial of failing to comply
with an order issued by an employment standards officer under section 103(8)
of the ESA. This was an offence under section 132 of the act. The director was
convicted pursuant to section 137(1) of the ESA for failing to comply with
this order.
    The fines were imposed by Justice of the Peace C. Seglins in the Ontario
Court of Justice, Newmarket. In addition to the fine, the court imposed a
25-per-cent victim fine surcharge on the total, as required by the Provincial
Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government
fund to assist victims of crime.

                        Court Information at a Glance

    Location:       Ontario Court of Justice
                    465 Davis Drive, Courtroom T-2.
                    Newmarket, Ontario

    Judge:          Justice of the Peace C. Seglins

    Date:           January 15, 2009

    Defendants:     Chevour Marketing Inc. and Chevor Lloyd

    Matter:         Employment Standards Act

    Crown Counsel:  Katherine Ballweg


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For further information: Media contact: Bruce Skeaff, Ministry of
Labour, (416) 326-7405

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