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Fergus cab company stiffs employee and gets fined

$15,000 fine for withholding $14,000 in wages and severance.
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The owner of a Fergus taxi cab company has been fined $15,000 under the Employment Standards act. Danial Ward Warren of Dan’s Taxi was convicted for failure to pay money owed to an employee after being ordered to do so by the Ministry of Labour.

The cab company failed to pay an employee minimum wage and other entitlements amounting to $14,561.

An employment standards claim was submitted to the ministry and investigated last year.

In December of 2015 an order to pay up was issued to the employer.

An employment standards officer determined that the employer failed to pay minimum wage and termination pay, resulting in a contravention of the Employment Standards Act.

Following a trial, the owner of Dan’s Taxi was convicted of failing to comply with the employment standards officer's order. In addition to the fine, Warren was ordered to pay the wages owning to the employee.

The sentence was handed down on Wednesday, April 27.
 



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