Alberta Labour inspectors find no infractions at Lethbridge Burger King

Province's health serves had earlier ordered restaurant to stop allowing workers to live or sleep on premises
By The Canadian Press
|employmentlawtoday.com|Last Updated: 01/23/2018

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. (CP) -- Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant.

Last week, Alberta Health Services ordered the franchise to remove all mattresses and furnishings and no longer let people stay, live or sleep on the premises.

Alberta Health Services says the owner has complied with the order, which also flagged issues around cleanup from a burst pipe and storage of unused equipment.

The provincial labour ministry says it received no formal complaint, but investigated when it learned of the workers' reported living arrangements.

Spokesman Andrew Hanon says there was a site inspection on Thursday and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found.

He says an employee at the restaurant who was in Canada on a work permit was confirmed to be living elsewhere.

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