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hri_Admin Staff asked 1 year ago

What are the mandatory HR policies in Manitoba and Ontario that every employer must have?

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Glenn Demby Staff answered 1 year ago

This list is unofficial, but my checklist of mandatory HR policies would include:
I. Code of Conduct that Includes: *Anti-Harassment and Bullying; * Respectful Workplace; *Employee Use of Work Computers, Internet and Social Media; *Conflict of Interest; *Confidentiality; *Personal Appearance and Dress Code; Client Gifts and Perks; Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity; *Workplace Accommodations Policy and Procedure; Privacy, Data Security (passwords, IT access, etc.)
II. Drug/Alcohol Policies, including: *Fitness for Duty; *Alcohol Drug Testing; *Self-Disclosure (optional);
III. Attendance and Work Time Policy that addresses: Attendance and Punctuality; How you deal with absenteeism; Sick Days and sick leave; work hours and work scheduling and reporting; unpaid leave; vacations; stat holidays
IV. Wages Compensation, including overtime, methods of payment, pay schedules, bonuses, commissions, etc.
V. Progressive Discipline
VI. Performance Standards and how you enforce them, including how you deal with poorly performing employees, Performance Review
VII. OHS Policies, including Worker and Supervisor OHS Rights, Workplace Violence, Work Refusals, Reporting Hazards or Incidents, Hazard Assessment, Training and hazard- and operation-specific policies like Slips/Trips/Falls, Electrical Work, Confined Spaces, Machine Safety, WHMIS, and lots of others
I’m probably forgetting something but this is a pretty good start. Hope it helps. Glenn