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Checklist of Essential HR Policies for Northwest Territories

The policies every employer operating in Northwest Territories must have.

What HR policies do we need to have in our province?

That is the one question we at HR Compliance Insider get the most. The basic answer is that you need policies to ensure compliance with your jurisdiction’s employment standards, human rights and OHS regulations, as well as the so-called common law which governs issues like termination, employment contracting and general workplace conduct. However, there are also slight variations by jurisdiction. So, we’ve decided to create a Checklist of essential HR policies in each part of Canada. Here’s a Northwest Territories version.

Must-Have HR Policies for Northwest Territories Employers

Anti-Discrimination Policy (you can also have separate policies for racial, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, family status, criminal background and other protected characteristics)

Reasonable Accommodations Policy

Equal Pay for Equal Work Policy

Workplace Accessibility Policy

Bullying & Cyberbullying Policy

Workplace Violence & Harassment Policy

Domestic Violence in the Workplace Policy

Respectful Workplace Policy

Personal Privacy in the Workplace Policy

Computer, Social Networking & Internet Use Policy

Workplace Data Security Policy

Employee Right to Disconnect Policy

Use of Digital Monitoring Technology in the Workplace Policy

Flexible Benefits/Telecommuting/Work from Home Policy

Substance Abuse, Impairment & Fitness for Work Policy

Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy

Attendance & Absenteeism Policy

Hours of Work & Work Schedule Policy

General HR Code of Conduct

Progressive Discipline Policy

Work Hours & Overtime Policy

Payment of Wages Policy

Vacation Policy

General & Statutory Holidays Policy

General Leaves of Absence Policy

Pregnancy Leave Policy

Parental & Adoption Leave Policy

Family Medical Leave Policy

Family Caregiver Leave Policy

Family Responsibility Leave Policy

Bereavement Leave Policy

Organ Donor Leave Policy

Court & Jury Duty Leave Policy

Critical Illness Leave Policy

Infectious Disease & Emergency Leave Policy

Child Death Leave Policy

Crime-Related Child Disappearance Leave Policy

Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave Policy

Sick Leave & Paid Sick Days Policy

Military Reservist Leave Policy

Termination of Employment Policy

Non-Retaliation/Reprisals Policy

General Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Refusal of Dangerous Work Policy

Joint Health & Safety Committee Policy

Emergency Response & Evacuation Policy

First Aid Policy

Infection Control & Prevention Policy

Incident & Injury Investigation & Reporting Policy

WHMIS Policy

OHS Policies addressing hazards at your worksite, which may include Fall Hazards, Confined Spaces, Electrical Hazards, Designated Substances, Machine & Equipment, Power Tools, Powered Mobile Equipment, Cranes, Hoists, Lifting Apparatus, Traffic Hazards, De-Energized Equipment, Excavations, Working Alone, Material Handling, Hot Work, Heat Stress, Cold Stress, Musculoskeletal Injuries, etc.

Nice-to-Have HR Policies in Northwest Territories

Lie Detectors in the Workplace Policy

Visitors Safety & Rules of Conduct Policy

Children in the Workplace Policy

Group Benefits Plans Policy

Business & Travel Expenses Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

Gifts, Favors & Entertainment Policy

Smoking in the Workplace Policy

Off-Duty Conduct Policy

Dress Code & Personal Appearance Policy

Performance Review & Management Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

Bring Your Own Device Policy

Use of Cell Phones in the Workplace Policy

Genetic Testing Policy

COVID-19 Vaccination Leave