The 5 Essential Steps to Ensuring Duty of Care
If there’s a workplace incident, dispute or, in the worst case, a claim, a crucial part of minimizing liability is demonstrating that you have met all legislative requirements and your duty of care. This whitepaper outlines in detail the information and helpful tips you can follow to check that your method for managing your policies and procedures is effective.
Getting Started with the 11 HR Policies Required by Law
More than 30 HR and payroll policies may be required by statutory and common law. Does your workplace have all the employment policies that are essential to comply with your legal obligations? This whitepaper has all the information you need to start developing, updating and implementing the required policies and procedures.
The Ten Most Common Employment Standards Mistakes
The numbers—and the courts—don’t lie: employment standards compliance errors are made every day. Unfortunately, even the simplest errors can often be very costly for employers. Fortunately, these errors are entirely avoidable, and this whitepaper will help you to identify the most common mishaps and prevent them from occurring.
10 Top Legal Compliance Problems for Canadian Registered Charities
Registered charities in Canada must take steps to reduce their risk of being audited, penalized or, in the worst case, having their charitable status revoked. This whitepaper identifies the most common compliance concerns charities face today and offers tips to make these challenges easier to handle.
Seven Steps to Complying with the AODA Employment Standards
As of January 1, 2017, all employers in Ontario must ensure accessibility throughout their HR practices, policies and procedures on workplace recruitment, performance management, return-to-work processes, career development and accommodation. This whitepaper will guide you through the essential steps every organizations must take to meet these requirements.
Required Workplace Postings
(Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario)
Employers are required to post certain documents under employment and labour standards so workers are aware of their rights. In fact, during inspections or audits, workplace postings are among the first things government inspectors look for. This checklist highlights the postings needed to comply with the laws of your jurisdiction.
Cash Management Strategies
Cash is the lifeblood of any enterprise. It is important to monitor cash actively so you can take prompt action to deal with any shortfall, effectively invest any excess funds, and generally manage your organization effectively. This checklist will help you identify potential opportunities to optimize cash flow throughout your organization.
The 60 Essential Revenue Cycle Questions
The importance of finance and accounting controls goes far beyond complying with legal requirements. In fact, controls over accounting and finance are perhaps the most important component of an organization’s overall internal control framework. Use this checklist to ensure you have all the policies necessary for effective internal controls over all aspects of the revenue cycle.
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Performance reviews: management and compliance
Employers need to understand where employees are succeeding and where they’re failing. But managers aren’t necessarily good at evaluating workers’ performance, and employers have to ensure they don’t discriminate against employees, violate their privacy rights, or breach their own policies or employment standards.
Family Status and Accommodation: What employers need to know
With competing legal interpretations creating three tests for when an employer must accommodate an employee’s family status, and complicated by two definitions of family status, the law is not settled. But employers need to understand their responsibilities with respect to family status and accommodation.
Five types of workers at high risk for workplace violence
Using stats from our popular Workplace violence and harassment guide, we have created this interesting and fun infographic that helps identify the types of employees at high-risk of workplace violence. By taking a look at Google Trends and information from Statistics Canada, we also outline workplace violence and harassment data, including sexual harassment, across Canada.
Canada’s wage journey – Ten years of minimum wage and its history
Minimum wage is ever increasing. In light of the 2014 minimum wage increases in Ontario, the Yukon, Quebec and in Newfoundland and Labroador, we wanted to look back at the journey of minimum wage in Canada and all of its jurisdictions. Taking from Statistics Canada and several other sources, a profile of minimum wages in the past ten years has been outlined by province.