Last month I published a blog about what dentist employers must have posted in and around the dental office where employees can see and refer to those postings on a regular basis. You can find that blog here.
One of the mandatory postings was the “What You Should Know About the Ontario Employment Standards Act” poster. This month, the Ontario Ministry of Labour updated this to a new version (version 6.0) entitled “Employment Standards in Ontario“. The new poster does not reference any new laws or amended laws, it is just a cleaner and less crowded version of the old poster.
What Does This Mean For Me?
This means that you should be taking down the old poster and replacing it with the new one, which can be found in PDF format here.
Remember, Section 2(3) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, S. O. 2000, C. 41 states that all employers must “post and keep posted in at least one conspicuous place in every workplace of the employer where it is likely to come to the attention of employees in that workplace a copy of the most recent poster published by the Minister under this section” (emphasis added).
In addition to the posting requirement, employers are now also required to provide all new team members with the poster (regardless of whether the poster is already displayed in a visible place) within 30 days of their start date. If the team member requests it, the employer must also provide the Employment Standards in Ontario poster in a different language. These multilingual posters can be found here.