Apparently abusive temp agencies aren’t just an American phenomenon as our brothers and sisters to the North recently found. Dept of Labor in Ontario Canada conducted surprise inspections of temp agencies in the Greater Toronto Area and found 75% of temp agencies inspected were committing serious wage violations. Among the violations were nonpayment of wages, shoddy record keeping and excess hours of work. Sound familiar? Perhaps there is something about temp agencies that lend themselves towards abuse. If you still doubt the problem is endemic the same Ontario Department of Labor conducted a similar inspection in 2013 and again found 75% of temp agencies were violating labor law.