Sloppy records prove costly

|Canadian Employment Law Today

From August to December 2000, Erin MacAulay worked at the Fiddlehead Pub in Fredericton, N.B. When she left her employment, Ms. MacAulay filed a complaint with the office of employment standards for unpaid wages.

Lori Baker investigated the complaint and concluded that wages and vacation pay totalling $1,540.90 were due to Ms. MacAulay. On April 5, 2001, the director of employment standards ordered Fiddlehead Pub Ltd. to pay Ms. MacAulay the sum representing wages and vacation pay.

At the request of Fiddlehead Pub, the matter was referred to the labour and employment board on May 14, 2001. A hearing was held on June 4, 2001. Evidence was heard from Ms. MacAulay, Ms. Baker and Stephen Hemming on behalf of the employer.