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Act respecting labour standards Chapter VII - Penal provisions (Section 139 to 147)

Chapter VII - Penal provisions (Section 139 to 147)

Section 140

Offence and penalty

140. Every person* is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of $600 to $1,200 and, for any subsequent conviction, to a fine of $1,200 to $6,000, who:

  1. hinders in any way the Commission or any person authorized by it in the discharge of their duties;
  2. deceives them by concealment or false declaration;
  3. refuses to give them any information or document they are entitled to obtain under this Act;
  4. conceals a document or anything related to an inquiry;
  5. is a party to an agreement stipulating conditions of employment inferior to labour standards determined under this act or the regulations; or
  6. contravenes any other provision of this act or the regulations except subparagraph 7 and 10 and 11 of the first paragraph of section 122.
    Interpretation

    Every employer who hinders the legal action of the Commission or contravenes the Act is liable to the penalties stipulated in section 140 ALS. The expression "every employer" includes a company.

    Exceptions to section 122 ALS are, however, stipulated (paragraphs 7, 10, 11 and 13 to 17).

1979, c. 45, s. 140; 1986, c. 58, s. 66; 1990, c. 4, s. 610; 1991, c. 33, s. 88; 1997, c. 85, s. 368; 2011, c. 17, s. 57; 2016, c. 34, s. 45; 2016, c. 34, s. 45; 2017, c. 11, s. 149; 2018, c. 12, s. 3; I.N. 2018-06-30; 2018, c. 13, s.42; 2018, c. 8, s. 195.

*Editor’s note: However, the first paragraph of the French version of this section indicates: 140. Commet une infraction et est passible d'une amende de 600 $ à 1 200 $ et, pour toute récidive, d'une amende de 1 200 $ à 6 000 $, quiconque.