As a business owner, you are expected to know and comply with all requirements under the Employment Standards Act. While the Human Resources requirements for the ESA can be time consuming for a busy business owners, we are here to help.
How can WHSS assist your business?
Provide your business with expert ‘one stop’ advice and guidance on all matters relating to the employment standards needs affecting your company.
Evaluate your existing human resources practices as they relate to the Employment Standards Legislation.
Develop new or modify existing programs to establish an effective human resources management system, unique to your business.
Train your management and human resources staff.
Prepare your workplace for an upcoming Ministry of Labour payroll inspection.
Unsure how the Employment Standards Act Applies to You?
Today’s reality is:
- The Ministry of Labour's Employment Standards Program is increasing its enforcement activities in the province.
- The number of Payroll Audits and visits to all workplaces is increasing.
- A Notice of Contravention, often discovered during a payroll audit carries a minimum penalty of $350 for the 1st notice and increases for any subsequent offences.
- Employers and/or directors can be prosecuted under the Employment Standards Act and can be fined and/or imprisoned.
Some recent Prosecutions resulted in the following charges:
In November 2017, a company was charged $75,000 and the director of the company was charged $10,000 for failure to comply with an order to pay.
In October 2017, a company was charged $31,000 and the director of the company received a 15-day jail sentence for failure to comply with an order to pay.
See the full list of convictions here.