Are you clear on employment standards and other legislation that applies to your business?
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Meeting your obligations as an employer is important not only in terms of meeting legal requirements, but also to ensure that your employees are satisfied at work and motivated to perform and stay. Not complying with these obligations can lead to claims and fines. To provide the right context, it should be noted “small business” generally refers to businesses with less than 50 employees.
This section focuses on:
- Ontario Employment Standards
- Occupational Health & Safety
- Workers Safety Insurance Board (WSIB)
- Human Rights Legislation
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- Employment Equity Act (Federal Contractors’ Program)
- CRA Reporting & Payroll
For each of these topics, we look at what it is, why it is important, what it means to you, and provide tools and resources to help you further explore.
Please keep in mind that the information provided here does not constitute legal advice. If you require legal advice, please consult a lawyer.
DEVELOPING HR POLICIES
While this portal does not detail how to develop HR policies, the links below provide broad HR advice and tools, including guidance and samples on HR policies and employee manuals. Developing HR policies to ensure compliance and consistency not only inform your employees, but also indicate that you have responded to the various legislative requirements in a thoughtful manner.
FIND OUT MORE (RESOURCES & TOOLS)
- Ontario Ministry of Labour: Employment Standards– This comprehensive website includes a frequently asked questions section, tools and resources for employers.
- Complying with the Employment Standards Act (ESA): A Workbook for Employers– This workbook helps Ontario business owners and managers understand and comply with the ESA; includes links, examples and exercises, checklists and interactive tools. Click here for pdf version.