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New ESA Poster Download

By September 15, 2020October 21st, 2021Employment Law

This month the Ministry of Labour released its newest Employment Standards Act (ESA) Poster.

If you own your practice, you need to download this new poster. As an employer, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) requires you to provide this updated poster to each of your employees and post it in a prominent place in the office. The poster displays particular rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in Ontario, including available leaves of absence, minimum and vacation pay rates and hours of work.

The new ESA poster coincides with the recent changes to the labour laws the Government of Ontario has made, including the IDEL extension. For more information about these changes, check out this previous post.

Here is what the new ESA poster looks like:Image of the ESA Poster v9.0

Make sure you update your office’s ESA poster and provide employees with the new one! You can also download the latest poster in additional languages here on


  1. Download the new poster(s).
  2. Put it up in your office.
  3. Distribute it to all your employees (electronically or hard copies).
  4. Ensure all new employees receive a copy with their employment agreement.
  5. Replace the old poster in your Office Policy Manual.

If you are unsure of your rights/responsibilities as an employer, please contact us. We are happy to help with employment contracts, office policy manuals and any other employment issues. I am dedicated to helping dentists understand and minimize the risks associated with being an employer. Send DMC an email or call our Employment Law Team at 416-443-9280 extension 206.

The Content of this post is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be legal, financial, tax, or other professional advice of any kind. You are advised to contact DMC (or other counsel) to seek specific legal advice concerning your individual situation.