Ontario poster promotes employment standards

New poster from the Ministry of Labour mandatory for most employers
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 03/22/2005

Ontario has unveiled a new poster that outlines worker rights and obligations.

Chris Bentley, the province’s labour minister, said the new poster will build awareness of how Ontario’s Employment Standards Act “helps both workers and employers, while helping to build stronger communities.”

Most employers are required by law to display the poster in their workplaces. Until now employers had to specially order posters at a cost of $6 each. Apart from being free and easier to obtain, the new poster is written in less technical language, the government said, and contains information about recent changes to the act including family medical leave and minimum wage increases.