Court Bulletin - Woodbridge business owner fined $8,000 for ignoring order to pay

    NEWMARKET, ON, Oct. 7 /CNW/ - A Woodbridge business owner was found
guilty and fined $8,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice on October 3, 2008,
after failing to pay two employees their wages.
    Justice of the Peace C. Seglins heard that, in October 2005, two former
employees of Annette Monaco, carrying on business as Budget Home Improvements,
27 Radley St., Woodbridge, filed claims with the Ministry of Labour for unpaid
wages totalling $2,651.44. The ministry issued an order to pay on June 1,
2006, which was not appealed and remains outstanding.
    Monaco was found guilty after trial of failing to comply with an order
issued by an employment standards officer, contrary to section 103(8) of the
Employment Standards Act, an offence under section 132 of the act.
    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:              October 3, 2008, 1:30 p.m.

    Defendants:        Annette Monaco c.o.b. Budget Home Improvements

    Matter:            Employment Standards

    Crown Counsel:     Linda H-C. Chen


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For further information:

For further information: Bruce Skeaff, Ministry of Labour, (416)

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