The policies every employer doing business in Ontario has to 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 province’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 province. So, we’ve decided to create a Checklist of essential HR policies in each part of Canada. Here’s the Ontario version.
Must-Have HR Policies in Ontario
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)
Nice-to-Have HR Policies in Ontario
Policies marked with * are required by law.