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New Ontario, Canada employment standards poster available

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has released a new employment standards poster (link below) to coincide with new Bill 148 requirements, which took effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, significantly amends Ontario labour and employment law. The new poster, dubbed version 7.0, replaces the previous poster.

Every employer with operations in Ontario is required to display the most recent version of the poster in a conspicuous place in each workplace where it is likely to come to the attention of employees. Every employer must also provide the latest version to each current employee. A new employee must be provided a copy of the most recent poster within 30 days of hire.

Where the majority language of a workplace is not English, the employer must also post the poster in the majority language if the Minister has prepared a copy of the poster in that language. This version must be posted next to the English version of the poster. As of January 3, 2018, the new poster (version 7.0) is only available in English and French. (The previous poster was translated into 10 languages other than English and French, but those translations have not yet been issued for version 7.0).

Please click here to be redirected to an English PDF version of the poster on the Ministry of Labour website. According to the Ministry, posters sold by private companies do not comply with posting requirements.

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