Ontario, Canada: Requirements for Mandatory Policies, Training and Postings

Employers subject to provincial legislation (i.e., not federal employers) that have employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training, postings, and information sheets 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, the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, and the Working for Workers Act, 2022. To make this information conveniently available, the Littler Toronto office assembled these requirements in a single publication. 

We have prepared an update to this publication dated June 20, 2022 (11th edition), which includes new information about the policy on disconnecting from work and information on the new policy on electronic monitoring of employees, which are mandatory for most employers. This edition of the publication also reflects the elimination of COVID-19 restrictions, with the exception of a masking requirement in long-term care and retirement homes.  Click here to read the June 2022 update.

Information contained in this publication is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of an attorney.