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First Reference Inc.

First Reference provides comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use compliance resources for Canadian businesses. With our products, employers, managers, executives, business-owners and others can:

  • Find quick solutions to all their business needs including human resources
  • Access 1000s of sample policies, procedures, forms, checklists and more
  • Build sound internal control and systems for HR, finance & accounting,
    not-for-profit, information & technology, operations & marketing

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Expert HR and payroll advice without the cost of a consultant

The NEW Human Resources Advisor

Quickly answer your HR and payroll questions with the new online Human Resources Advisor. Complying with employment laws is easier than ever when you have the expert-written, legally reviewed HRA at your side.


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This comprehensive easy to understand guide includes a thorough review of Ontario's statutory holiday compliance requirements and recommended best practices for payroll administration, including a sample policy.


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HRtrack® streamlines your key employee administration tasks so that you can set yourself free from filing cabinets, spreadsheets, paper records and costly HRIS solutions. Now is the time to ensure you have the most efficient employee record keeping tool there is.


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The Accessibility Standards PolicyPro is the only product of its kind offering all the resources you need to deal with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards. It provides practical advice, tools and resources to help you meet your compliance requirements on time and with confidence.


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Do you know the 11 HR policies that are required by law?

Download our free whitepaper, Getting Started with the 11 HR Policies Required By Law, to find out!

No matter how many employees you have, if you don't have these policies, you're placing your organization at risk of penalties, fines and unnecessary legal costs.

Learn about the essential HR policies that are required by law, courts and best practice

Find out what these legally required policies are—plus 20 more that are essential for due diligence—and get help implementing them with our latest HR whitepaper.

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