In Ontario, there are hundreds of laws that regulate just about every aspect of how you operate your business, including employment. These laws create Provincial Offences that are considered “quasi-criminal” in nature due to the serious punishments that can be imposed on businesses who violate the law, such as jail and large fines.
In Ontario, Provincial Offences include, for example, charges brought under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Residential Tenancies Act, Environmental Protection Act, and municipal by-law offences (e.g., excessive noise, sign permits, property standards and zoning by-laws).
The impact of a conviction for Provincial Offences, including a Ministry of Labour complaint, can be costly and highly detrimental to your business. We can assist you in avoiding or minimizing the potentially harmful consequences of a conviction.
If you have been charged with a Provincial Offence, we can help. We have represented various individuals and businesses charged with Provincial Offences before the Ontario Court of Justice.
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We can help by providing timely, strategic advice and legal representation to defend your business against a Provincial Offence charge.
Typically, our work includes negotiating a timely and effective resolution to a Provincial Offence charge. However, where a negotiated resolution is not likely, it requires putting up a vigorous defence in court, where we have successfully defended various businesses in Ontario.
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If you are looking for a lawyer for Ministry of Labour charges, or other provincial offences, contact us today to discuss how we can assist with your company’s legal issue. Our initial consultations are confidential and may be done by telephone or in-person.