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Saskatoon Construction Company Fined for Not Paying Wages

Released on June 6, 2016

On May 31, 2016, Aspen Interiors Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to eight counts under employment standards legislation.

The company pleaded guilty to:
  • One count under The Labour Standards Act of failing to pay overtime;
  • Six counts under The Saskatchewan Employment Act of failing to pay wages; and
  • One count under The Saskatchewan Employment Act of not honouring cheques.
Thirty-five counts against the company were withdrawn.

As well, a combined total of 86 counts were stayed against the company’s directors.  The company was fined $14,080.
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to ensuring all Saskatchewan workers are treated fairly.  The Employment Standards Division actively works with employers and employees to ensure fairness in the workplace.

“People work hard for their money,” Employment Standards Division Executive Director Greg Tuer said.  “We are here to help when employees don’t receive the wages they’ve earned.”

For more information on wages, overtime and other Employment Standards prosecutions, visit


For more information, contact:

Laura McKnight
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Phone: 306-787-0355

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