If you didn’t know already, the Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) requires all employers to post a copy of the latest version of the employment standards poster in their offices (you can get a copy of the poster here). This applies equally to dental practices!
Here are 4 of the things you need to know about this poster to make sure your practice is up to date.
- The law requires employers not only to POST the poster in a conspicuous area, but also to deliver a COPY of the poster to every employee. This can be done via email or hard copy.
- The poster must be displayed in English, but if the majority of employees speak another language, you must post a second poster in that language (there are translations of the poster online).
- If you do the above two steps, your practice would technically be in violation of the Employment Standards Act and could face enforcement action from an employment standards officer.
- If you have a previous version of the poster already in the office, it must be updated with the new version.