Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries
Volume 4, No. 10, October 2012
PROVINCIAL EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Are you compliant with your provincial requirements?
Staying up to date with your obligations as an employer is crucial to your business. Changes to provincial rules and regulations might mean you are not compliant to employment standards, and you could be subject to fines.
Your obligations as an employer extend beyond regular environmental, health and safety regulations. For example, in Ontario, the Accessibility for Ontarians Disabilities Act (AODA) requires employers to develop and implement accessibility standards to prevent and remove barriers for people with disabilities. In order to comply with AODA, each employee is mandated to participate in related training on the topic no later than December 31, 2012.
Several provinces have recently added or amended regulations pertaining to respect in the workplace. Last year Manitoba amended its Violence in the Workplace regulation under the Workplace Safety and Health Act. Among other requirements, the regulation obliges employers to assess the risk of violence to a worker at the workplace, to develop and implement a violence prevention policy and to train employers in that policy. Alberta introduced a Respect in the Workplace Toolkit for employers that addresses unprofessional conduct, harassment (including bullying, cultural insensitivity, discrimination) and violence. Ontario and B.C. have similar tools available on their respective Ministry of Labour websites.
As much as possible CARI provides its members with updates to provincial requirements, but businesses should check their respective provincial websites for changes to employment standards. When preparing the Human Resources Manual for CARI members, we worked with the human resources company MaxPeoplePerform. Companies like theirs provide ongoing training and information sessions to ensure your business is compliant with provincial regulations. Visit www.maxpeopleperform.com for more information on the services they offer.
Last month at the B.C. Chapters’ fall meeting, Reid Hudson was elected the new Chapter President. The position of Vice-President is now open, and CARI is looking for a volunteer to fill the role.
For more information about the Vice-President role, please contact Brad Rudover at brad [at] davistrading.com or Reid Hudson.
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CARI’s 15th Annual Consumers’ Night
October 15, 2012
at the Fairmont Royal York
For information on CARI events contact Donna Turner
at (905) 426-9313.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
October 3–6 Phoenix, AZ
2012 ISRI Operations Forum
October 24–26 ; Victoria, B.C.
Coast Waste Management Association Anuual Conference
October 28–30 ; Barcelona, Spain
World Recycling Convention
Autumn Round-Table Sessions
November 12–15 ; Toronto, ON
Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo
November 13–16 ; Guangzhou, China
Electronics Recycling Asia