Dentistry company fined $14,000 for failure to pay staff

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Rene Boljkovac Dentistry Professional Corporation, a dental office in Bobcaygeon, has been fined a total of $14,706.52 for failing to comply with Orders to Pay, by the Provincial Offences Court/Ontario Court of Justice in Lindsay, ON.

Between January and February 2013, three employees of Rene Boljkovac Dentistry Professional Corporation filed employment standards claims. An investigation found that one of the employees was owed unpaid wages, and two were owed unpaid wages, termination pay, and vacation pay.

An Order to Pay was served for each of the three claims in December 2013. The three Orders to Pay were not appealed, and no amount had been paid towards them.

Rene Boljkovac Dentistry Professional Corporation pleaded guilty to three counts of failing to comply with an order to Pay.

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In addition to the fine, the court ordered Rene Boljkovac Dentistry Professional Corporation to pay the wages owing.

A person who contravenes the ESA or its regulations, or fails to comply with an order under the act, is guilty of an offence. An individual convicted under the ESA may be fined up to $50,000 or imprisonment of up to 12 months, or both. A corporation can be fined up to $100,000 for a first conviction, $250,000 for a second conviction, and $500,000 for a third or more convictions. – CINEWS

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