Laws and Legislation

Ensuring your company is compliant with the Employment Standards Act (ESA), Provincial and Federal labour legislation and aware of any changes.

Employers are required by law to have certain workplace policies in place at work. The policies that employers must have include the following:

  • A Workplace Health and Safety Policy
  • A Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy
  • An Accessibility Policy
  • A Pay Equity Plan (employers with 10 or more employees).

While not required, there are other policies that employers are well advised to have in place, including:

  • A Drug & Alcohol Policy (updated to address medical and non-medical cannabis)
  • A Social Media Policy
  • An Investigations Policy
  • A Human Rights Policy
  • An Accommodation Policy;
  • An Absenteeism Policy; and
  • A Privacy Policy.

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