Director fined $30K after failing to pay staff wages

Director fined $30K after failing to pay staff wages

Director fined $30K after failing to pay staff wages

A company director has been fined $30,000 after failing to pay employees’ wages.

Tye S. Farrow, director of Farrow Partnership Architects, failed to pay the owed wages, even after being ordered to do so by a Ministry of Labour employment standards officer. The officer ordered Farrow to by 14 former employees around $240,000, which included outstanding wages, vacation pay, termination and severance pay.

The officer issued an order to pay to the defendant. This order was for $67,977.48, which is the portion for which the director was liable under the Employment Standards Act (ESA).

The court also imposed a 25% victim fine surcharge as required by the Provincial Offences Act. The surcharge is credited to a special provincial government fund to assist victims of crime.

The amounts owed by the defendant to his former employees range between $200 to $25,000.

Earlier this year, we reported on an employer in Perth, who was fined over $200,000 after not paying an employee anything for almost four months’ work.

Read more here.

 

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