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Employer Fined for Requiring Employees to Re-Pay Wages

Released on October 21, 2016

The president of a Watrous company pleaded guilty to one charge under The Labour Standards Act and was fined a total of $2,800 in Watrous Provincial Court on October 20, 2016.

Dwight Hayter, the president and a corporate director of Manitou Beach Pool Inc., operating as Manitou Springs Mineral Spa, pleaded guilty to contravening section 76 of the Act for requiring an employee to return the whole or any part of any wages, minimum wage or annual holiday pay paid to the employee under the provisions of the Act.  Hayter was fined $2,000 plus an $800 surcharge.

The company recently re-paid all of the wages returned by the employees.  Two employees received a total of $4,697.50.  The Labour Standards charges were laid in April 2015.

Employment Standards officers investigated after receiving anonymous and public complaints alleging the employer required employees to return wages they had been paid. 

The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to ensuring all Saskatchewan workers are treated fairly.  To learn more about employment standards, including payment of wages, visit


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Veri
Labour Relation and Workplace Safety
Phone: 306-787-1331

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