Province Advises Employment Standards
Manitoba News Release
November 2, 2011
PROVINCE ADVISES EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS BRANCH NOW POSTS ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY ORDERS ON PROVINCIAL WEBSITE
The Manitoba Labour and Immigration Employment Standards Branch advises it now posts administrative penalty orders on the provincial website at:
The province can impose a penalty of $500 per employee per offence to a maximum of $10,000 for failing to comply with the Employment Standards Code or the Construction Industry Wages Act, when the violation occurs after a person has been warned to comply. The penalties that are posted have been paid or appealed and upheld. Posting the employer's names is intended to deter employers who repeatedly and intentionally violate employment legislation, protect vulnerable employees and raise public awareness in proactive enforcement. The Employment Standards Branch has a Special Investigation Unit that proactively investigates and enforces minimum standards legislation. The unit gathers tips and data on employer compliance, prioritizing those most at risk and targeting repeat violators. Compliance orders and administrative penalties are key components of the enforcement strategy. Enforcement escalates from investigation, employer education and voluntary settlement to the highest level of administrative penalty up to $10,000. The Employment Standards Branch educates, investigates and ensures compliance with minimum standards legislation in the workplace.