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Internship Enforcement Update

In the second quarter of 2014, the Ministry of Labour conducted an enforcement "blitz," targeting companies in several sectors with intern programs to determine if those programs were being operated in a manner consistent with the Employment Standards Act.

A quick refresher: the vast majority of people who perform work in the province of Ontario are subject to the Employment Standards Act. The Act sets out various minimum entitlements for those workers, most notably the minimum wage. Internships, as a general rule, must be paid unless they fall within one of several well-defined but narrow exceptions.

Out of 56 businesses in the GTA inspected during the blitz, 37 compliance orders were issued. Compliance orders indicate that in the eyes of the Ministry there was at least one violation of the Act that required correcting. As well as issuing compliance orders, the Ministry demanded that the businesses pay out over $48,000 in back pay. All but one of the employers paid their employees a...

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