• Report: #753656

Complaint Review: Student Works Painting

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  • Submitted: Fri, July 15, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, July 15, 2011

  • Reported By: Want My Earned Wages — Camrose Alberta Canada
Student Works Painting
1220 2 Av Canmore, Alberta United States of America

Student Works Painting Michael Bignold Painting Unpaid Wages of $1777.44, Cheated Out of Bonus Incentive, No ROE, No T4, Suspected of tax fraud because he paid by personal checks on occasion Canmore, Alberta

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Karen Yurkewich

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Michael Bignold franchise owner conducted business in an unprofessional manner and not in keeping with Employment Standards set by the Government of Alberta, in my personal opinion and experience with him as an employee. Payment for work was bewildering.

He was deficient in his paper work; did not provide copies of forms to employees, including ROE and T4, he did not make clear in writing what work was required and for corresponding pay, he did not keep a consistent and accurate record of hours worked by employees, inconsistent in tax deductions

Supervision was lax

He did not always provide proper equipment for workers

Safety for workers at times was questionable

Breaks and proper rest periods were not properly allocated

Wages are owed! Incentive Benefits did not materialize

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/15/2011 10:40 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Student-Works-Painting/Canmore-Alberta-/Student-Works-Painting-Michael-Bignold-Painting-Unpaid-Wages-of-177744-Cheated-Out-of-B-753656. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Karen Yurkewich

AUTHOR: Mike - ()

Karen Yurkewich worked with us during the summer of 2010 under a seasonal position.  To prevent seasonal employees from quitting or moving on early they are offered a bonus if they stay on to the end of the last project of the season.  Two other employees DID receive their bonuses, and it was well understood among them all how it worked.  Karen decided to move on to another job with a different company when there were still 2 somewhat large projects to complete.  Karen felt she was entitled to some percentage of her original bonus, however leaving so near to the end puts us in an even worse bind than had she left even earlier.  We did not pay her a bonus, but she has been fully paid for all the hours she worked.  Also note, her T4 slip was sent to the address we had on file.  Three months into the summer, Karen had asked me to start paying her cash under the table because she was having tax troubles but I refused, which seemed to make her bitter.  I put a lot of energy into helping Karen on a personal and professional level throughout the summer (pay advances, helped her move, paying for more than she earned just because she needed it), and was surprised and dissapointed when she went on a tirade to discredit me because she missed her bonus.

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