Convictions

Knowing and understanding your responsibilities are the first steps. You must also be able and willing to meet each of those obligations. There are offences in the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 for not meeting your obligations, and a court may impose fines and restitution orders upon conviction.

Conviction notices will remain on our website for two years.

January 2024

January 25: Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited fined $15,000

On January 25, 2024 Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited operating in Ashton, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days of learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa, to pay a fine of $15,000, payable within six (6) months.

January 9: United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. operating as UPS Canada fined $85,000

On January 9, 2024, United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. operating as UPS Canada in Hanover Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days of learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, United Parcel Service Canada Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Walkerton, to pay a fine of $85,000, payable within ninety (90) days.

November 2023

November 23: DX Inc. fined $2,000

On November 23, 2023, DX Inc. operating in Caledon, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days of learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

DX Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay a fine of $2,000 payable within one (1) year.

November 22: Jose (Joe) Machado fined $1,000 and a free standing restitution order in the amount of $15,541.47

On November 22, 2023, Jose (Joe) Machado of Cambridge, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing or refusing to comply with a probation order, contrary to section 75 of the Provincial Offences Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Jose Machado was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener, to pay a fine of $1,000, payable within twelve (12) months, in addition to a free standing restitution order in the amount of $15,541.47 pursuant to section 149(5) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

November 21: Livewell Staffing Inc. fined $8,000

On November 21, 2023 Livewell Staffing Inc. operating as Livewell Healthcare in Etobicoke, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  This is a violation under section 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Livewell Staffing Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine of $8,000, payable within twelve (12) months.

November 17: York Regional Traffic Services Inc. fined $5,000

On November 17, 2023, York Regional Traffic Services Inc. operating in Richmond Hill, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of directly or indirectly deducting from a worker's wages an amount that the employer is, or may become, liable to pay to the worker under the insurance plan. This is a violation under section 155(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, York Regional Traffic Services Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, to pay a fine of $5,000, payable within sixty (60) days.

November 14: Two Lane Dairy Farms Ltd fined $4,500

On November 14, 2023, Two Lane Dairy Farms Ltd. operating in Listowel, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Two Lane Dairy Farms Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford to pay a fine of $4,500, payable within sixty (60) days.

November 1: T & L Holdings (Kenora) Inc. operating as Ye Olde Chip Truck fined $3,000

On November 1, 2023, T & L Holdings (Kenora) Inc. operating as Ye Olde Chip Truck in Kenora, Ontario, pleaded guilty to (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker, and one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  These are violations under section 152(3) and 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, T & L Holdings (Kenora) Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora to pay a fine of $3,000, payable within one (1) year.

October 2023

October 25: Muskoka Elite Cheer and Tumbling Ltd. fined $3,000

On October 25, 2023, Muskoka Elite Cheer and Tumbling Ltd. in Bracebridge, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Muskoka Elite Cheer and Tumbling Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge, Ontario to pay a fine of $3,000, payable within one (1) year.

October 6: 1086289 Ontario Inc. operating as Urban Electrical Contractors fined $7,000

On October 6, 2023, 1086289 Ontario Inc. operating as Urban Electrical Contractors in Concord, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

10869289 Ontario Inc., was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $7,000, payable within one (1) year.

September 2023

September 28: Michael Jay Walcot sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment

On September 28, 2023 Michael Jay Walcot also known as; R. Jason Walcot, Robert Michael Jason Walcot, Michael Robert Walcot, Robert Walcot, Robert Walcott, Michael Walcot, Michael Walcott, Michael J. Walcot, M. Jason Walcot, Jason Walcot, Jay Walcot, Jay M. Walcot, Jay Michael Walcot and John Walcott of Ottawa, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with his claim for benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Michael Jay Walcot was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa, to twenty (20) days of imprisonment to be served intermittently. 

September 21: 1499852 Ontario Inc. operating as Coffeeway fined $3,000

On September 21, 2023, 1499852 Ontario Inc. operating as Coffeeway in Kingston, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  This is a violation under s. 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

1499852 Ontario Inc. operating as Coffeeway was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston, to pay a fine of $3,000, payable within six (6) months.

August 2023

August 24: Leon Rawa fined $20,000

On August 24, 2023, Leon Rawa of Vaughan, Ontario being a Director of Dufferin Central Pharmacy in Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the commission of an offence by Dufferin Central Pharmacy, by knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board to obtain payment for goods or services provided to the Board, whether or not the Board received the goods or services. This is a violation under section 149(4) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Leon Rawa was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine of $20,000, payable within six (6) months.

August 1: Javid Heidari fined $5,000

On August 1, 2023 Javid Heidari of North York, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits. This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Javid Heidari was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine of $5,000, payable within one (1) year.

July 2023

July 27: Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services ULC fined $30,000

On July 27, 2023, Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services ULC o/a Amazon Canada in Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On October 3, 2023, Amazon Canada was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, Ontario to pay a fine of $30,000 payable within ninety (90) days.

July 19: 2771308 Ontario Inc. fined $49,000

On July 19, 2023, 2771308 Ontario Inc. of Ajax, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of providing a statement to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed, that was not an accurate statement, and two (2) counts of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker.  These are violations under section 152(2) and 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  

Additionally, Ren Yuan Liu of Aurora, Ontario, being a director of 2771308 Ontario Inc., pleaded guilty to knowingly authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the commission of an offence by 2771308 Ontario Inc., by providing a statement to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Bard setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed, that was not an accurate statement. This is a violation under section 152(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

Additionally, You Zhong (John) Lin of Markham, Ontario, pleaded guilty as a party to the offence, to 2771308 Ontario Inc. having failed to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts. On a joint sentencing submission, 2771308 Ontario Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Whitby to pay fines totaling $49,000, payable within two (2) years. 

July 11: Sarbjit Judge fined $6,000

On July 11, 2023 Sarbjit Judge of Brampton, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Sarbjit Judge was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton to pay a fine of $6,000, payable within two (2) years.

June 2023

June 23: Abhishek Tandon, Director of 2695049 Ontario Inc. operating as Canhire Solutions in Nobleton fined $3,000

On June 23, 2023, Abhishek Tandon being a Director of 2695049 Ontario Inc. operating as Canhire Solutions in Nobleton, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the commission of an offence by 2695049 Ontario Inc., by failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Abhishek Tandon was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket to pay a fine of $3,000, payable within ninety (90) days.

June 15: 1923134 Ontario Inc. operating as Gustav Chophouse & Bar fined $8,000

On June 15, 2023, 1923134 Ontario Inc. operating as Gustav Chophouse & Bar in Collingwood, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed. This is a violation under s. 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

1923134 Ontario Inc. operating as Gustav Chophouse & Bar was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie, Ontario to pay a fine of $8,000, payable within one (1) year.

May 2023

May 19: L.T.L. Contracting Ltd. fined $25,000

On May 19, 2023, L.T.L. Contracting Ltd. in Shuniah, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits.  This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, L.T.L. Contracting Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, to pay a fine of $25,000 payable within ninety (90) days.

April 2023

April 26: Randi Stead fined $1,000

On April 26, 2023 Randi Stead of Hamilton, Ontario, was found guilty of one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of a trial.

Randi Stead was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, to pay a fine of $1,000, payable within one (1) year.

April 4: Resform Construction Ltd. fined $35,000

On April 4, 2023, Resform Construction Ltd. of Cookstown, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Resform Construction Ltd., was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine of $35,000, payable within one (1) year.

April 4: Yeshua Ambassador Services Inc. fined $30,000

On April 4, 2023, Yeshua Ambassador Services Inc., of Brampton, Ontario plead guilty to one (1) count of giving the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owned, that was not an accurate statement. This is a violation under section 152(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Yeshua Ambassador Services Inc., was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine of $30,000 payable within twelve (12) months.

April 4: Jaipaul Persaud fined $20,500

On April 4, 2023, Jaipaul Persaud, being a Director of Around The Clock Staffing Solutions Inc., in Etobicoke, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count each of knowingly authorizing, permitting or acquiescing in the commission of an offence by Around The Clock Staffing Solutions Inc., by failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed, and failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. These are violations under s. 152(1.1) and 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Jaipaul Persaud was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay fines totaling $20,500, payable within eighteen (18) months.

March 2023

March 7: City Cab (Brantford-Darling Street) Limited in Brantford fined $7,000

On March 7, 2023, City Cab (Brantford-Darling Street) Limited in Brantford, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  This is a violation under section 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

In a joint sentencing submission, City Cab (Brantford-Darling Street) Limited was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford to pay a fine of $7,000 payable within 1  year.

February 2023

February 1: Dyna-Co Construction Ltd. fined $7,500

On February 1, 2023, Dyna-Co Construction Ltd. of Kitchener, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Dyna-Co Construction was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener, to pay a fine of $7,500, payable within sixty (60) days.

January 2023

January 17: Number 1 Mississauga Auto Collision Ltd. fined $5,500

On January 17, 2023, Number 1 Mississauga Auto Collision Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  This is a violation under section 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

In a joint sentencing submission, Number 1 Mississauga Auto Collision Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Mississauga to pay a fine of $5,500, payable within 6 months.

January 12: Craig Foster fined $5,000

On January 12, 2023 Craig Foster of Burlington, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Craig Foster was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Burlington, to pay a fine of $5,000, payable within one (1) year.

January 10: 1140506 Ontario Inc. operating as Brantford Mushroom Farm fined $10,000

On January 10, 2023, 1140506 Ontario Inc. operating as Brantford Mushroom Farm in Brantford, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of Claim Suppression, having taken action with the intent of discouraging or preventing a worker from filing a claim for benefits.  This is a violation under section 155.1 of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 1140506 Ontario Inc. operating as Brantford Mushroom Farm was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brantford, to pay a fine of $10,000, payable within 1 year.

December 2022

December 19: Armogan Gopaul fined $12,000 

On December 19, 2022, Armogan Gopaul of Toronto, Ontario, was convicted of six (6) counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with his claim for benefits, and one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits.  These are violation under s. 149(1) and 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  This matter proceeded by way of a Trial.

Armogan Gopaul was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay fines totaling $12,000, payable within one (1) year.  In addition to the fine imposed, the Court issued a probation order pursuant to Section 72 of the Provincial Offences Act. The probationary period was set for a period of two (2) years. 

December 15: Christopher Wells sentenced to 30 days of imprisonment

On December 15, 2022, Christopher Wells of London, Ontario pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with his claim for benefits, and one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits. These are violations under sections 149(1) and 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On May 1, 2023, the Ontario Court of Justice in London sentenced Christopher Wells to thirty (30) days of imprisonment, ten (10) days per count. In addition, the Court issued a probation order pursuant to Section 72 of the Provincial Offences Act. The probationary period was set for a period of one (1) year.

December 15: Michelle Garceau fined $9,500

On December 15, 2022, Michelle Garceau of Hamilton, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits. This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

Michelle Garceau was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, to pay a fine of $9,500, payable within twenty-four (24) months.

December 13: Robin Maharaj sentenced to 300 days of imprisonment

On December 13, 2022, Robin Maharaj of St.Catharines, Ontario, also known as Robindranand Maharaj, Dave Robin Saunders, Dave Saunders, Robin Saunders, Robin Dave Saunders, Dave Cunningham and Dave Angeleno found guilty of ten (10) counts of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with his claim for benefits.  These are violations under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of a trial.

On March 21, 2023, the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto sentenced Robin Maharaj to 30 days of imprisonment per count, to be served consecutively, for a total of 300 days.

December 6: Royal Roadlines Ltd. fined $3,500

On December 6, 2022, Royal Roadlines Ltd. of Brampton, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker.  This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.  The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Royal Roadlines Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay a fine of $3,500, payable within thirty (30) days.

November 2022

November 4: T. E. Parolin & Son Motor Car Sales Ltd. Fined $3,000

On November 4, 2022, T. E. Parolin & Son Motor Car Sales Ltd. of North Bay, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, T. E. Parolin & Son Motor Car Sales Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in North Bay, to pay a fine of $3,000, payable within six (6) months.

October 2022

October 14: 2317851 Ontario Inc. operating as Antalya Construction fined $4,000

On October 14, 2022, 2317851 Ontario Inc. operating as Antalya Construction in North York, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits. This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2317851 Ontario Inc. operating as Antalya Construction was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine of $4,000, payable within one (1) year.

September 2022

September 22: JC Millwrights Inc. fined $18,000

On September 22, 2022, JC Millwrights Inc. of Listowel, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker, and one (1) count of failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board a statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owned. These are violations under sections 152(3) and 152(1.1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint submission, JC Millwrights Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford, to pay fines totaling $18,000, payable within six (6) months.

September 1: 2651548 Ontario Limited fined $3,000

On September 1, 2022, 2651548 Ontario Limited of Toronto, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to register with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within ten days of becoming an employer. This is a violation under s. 151(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, 2651548 Ontario Limited was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto, to pay a fine totaling $3,000, payable within one (1) year.

September 1: Nelson Botelho operating as Lions Drain and Concrete fined $4,500

On September 1, 2022, Nelson Botelho operating as Lions Drain and Concrete in Toronto, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of knowingly making a false or misleading statement or representation to the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board in connection with a worker's claim for benefits. This is a violation under s. 149(1) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Nelson Botelho operating as Lions Drain and Concrete was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto to pay a fine totaling $4,500, payable within one (1) year.

July 2022

July 28: 11785842 Canada Ltd operating as Right Custom Homes was fined $5,000

On July 28, 2022, 11785842 Canada Ltd. of Hamilton, Ontario, operating as Right Custom Homes, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act.

11785842 Canada Ltd. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Hamilton, to pay a fine of $5,000, payable within thirty (30) days.

June 2022

June 14: 2465743 Ontario Inc. fined $17,000

On June 14, 2022, 2465743 Ontario Inc. of Bolton, Ontario, operating as Form X, pleaded guilty to one (1) count each of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within 10 days of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer, failing to provide the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board with a statement of the total wages earned by all workers during the year and up to the date of ceasing to be a Schedule 1 employer, and failing to give the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board an annual reconciliation statement setting out the total wages earned by all workers or premiums owed.  These are violations under s. 151(2) and 152(1) of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. 

On a joint sentencing submission, 2465743 Ontario Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay fines totaling $17,000, payable within twelve (12) months.

May 2022

May 19: Chantale Hicks fined $7,500

On May 19, 2022 Chantale Hicks of Blackstock, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits. This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Chantale Hicks was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Whitby, to pay a fine of $7,500, payable within one (1) year.

May 2: Parisa Mash charged $10,000

On May 2, 2022, Parisa Mash of Barry's Bay, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with her entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.
 
On a joint sentencing submission, Parisa Mash was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville, to pay a fine of $10,000 plus a 25% victim fine surcharge, payable within one (1) year.

March 2022

March 22: Gulahmed Noori fined $5,000

On March 22, 2022 Gulahmed Noori of Brampton, Ontario, pleaded guilty to one (1) count of willfully failing to inform the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board of a material change in circumstances in connection with his entitlement to benefits.  This is a violation under section 149(2) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. 

Gulahmed Noori was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton, to pay a fine of $5,000 plus a 25% victim fine surcharge, payable within two (2) years.

March 16: Trilinks Communications Inc. fined $4,000

On March 16, 2022, Trilinks Communications Inc. of Bownanville, Ontario pleaded guilty to one (1) count of failing to notify the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board within three (3) days after learning of an accident to a worker. This is a violation under section 152(3) of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act. The matter proceeded by way of an Agreed Statement of Facts.

On a joint sentencing submission, Trilinks Communications Inc. was ordered by the Ontario Court of Justice in Whitby, to pay a fine of $4,000 plus 25% victim fine surcharge, payable within thirty (30) days.