Ontario: Requirements for Mandatory Policies, Training and Postings

Each year we provide this update to let our Ontario clients, prospects and friends know of the mandatory documents they are required to post. Following is an updated list.

Employers with employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Pay Equity Act, and the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.  To make this information conveniently available, the Littler Toronto office assembled these requirements in a single publication. This year, the publication also includes a link to Ontario government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and workplace health and safety and sector-specific resources (safety guidelines, tips, and posters) to help employers protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19 in Ontario.

We have prepared an update to this publication dated September 22, 2020, as in September 2020 Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development released a new version of the poster (version 9.0) that is designed to help ensure employers understand their minimum obligations and employees know their rights under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Please note that employers must provide each employee with a copy of the most current version of the poster within 30 days of the employee’s date of hire, and distribute the revised poster to current employees ASAP.