How to Protect Your Workplace 

It’s taken just a month for Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, to spiral from a handful of cases in China to a ‘global health emergency’, as declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Whilst the chances of infection in Canada are still low, it’s a good idea to get to know the symptoms and dangers so you can reduce the risks to your staff. Call our employment experts for advice on how to protect your business.

The Employment Standards Act for Employers

The ESA is an important resource for employers to understand what is legal in operating a business. In the Act, employers will find the minimum employment standards for:

  • Hours of Work
  • Wages and Overtime Pay
  • Sick Days
  • Minimum Wage
  • Equal Pay for Equal Work
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Benefit Plans
  • Public Holidays
  • Vacation Time and Pay
  • Termination and Severance of Employment
  • Temporary Layoffs
  • Liabilities
  • Complaints and Enforcement
  • Offences and Prosecution

Understanding the ESA is critical in developing compliant contracts of employment and employee handbooks. All workers covered by the ESA must receive a copy of the Ministry of Labour’s ESA Poster, which sets out their rights under the legislation.

The ESA may be difficult to understand, but your business must know the regulations that affect it as well as your rights and obligations as an employer. We can help you with this.

Need help on the Employment Standards Act?

Let Employer Line answer your employer questions on management, employment rights or human resources. We have the resources to help you with HR – from our complimentary helpline to our employer guidelines. Call us for advice right away