NEWMARKET, Ont. – Jason B. Theunissen, a sole proprietor who operates a stone mason and concrete business in the Greater Toronto Area from his home in Richmond Hill, was fined $3,000 on December 21, 2010, for violating the Employment Standards Act (ESA) by failing to comply with an Order to Pay wages owed to an employee.
The Ministry of Labour investigated a claim for wages owing to the employee and concluded that regular wages and vacation pay had not been paid in accordance with the ESA. An Order to Pay for $1,921.92 was issued on August 16, 2007, to the employer, Mr. Theunissen. The Order to Pay remained unpaid as of December 21, 2010.
The defendant pleaded guilty under the ESA to failing to comply with an order issued by an employment standards officer.
The fine was imposed by Justice of the Peace Karen Walker. 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