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I attended a seminar this morning in Brockville, presented by WSIB.
If you do not have employees right now, this will not apply to you, but it is always good to have this info for when you do decide to invest in staff.
Several reminders for ALL employers in Ontario:
*For employers with more 6 or more staff INCLUDING OWNERS, you must also have a health and safety worker representative.
Lots of employers may feel they are not required to meet these requirements.
If you have any doubt at all if you are compliant with all the regulations (this list above is not exhaustive as there may be some specific to your industry), please contact the OFFICE OF THE EMPLOYER ADVISER --- this is a government of Ontario branch that “Helps Ontario employers manage WSIB issues…providing expert advice, education and representation to employers in Ontario on workplace safety and insurance issues". These services are without cost---your WSIB premiums fund this program. You can check them out at www.employeradviser.ca, 1-800-387-0774.
And last but, certainly, not least, the blitz schedule is out!!!
You can check out the entire webpage listing at https://www.ontario.ca/page/workplace-inspection-blitzes-and-initiatives?_ga=2.53243818.348173911.1524262767-2081598334.1436893923 but I wanted to be sure you got the bullet points for Eastern Ontario. Here, in addition to the “across the province, across various sectors” blitzes, there are regional blitzes happening. Two of these are definitely within possibility of some of our clients so I give it to you here:
|Sector/business type and focus||Program||Date|
|Chainsaw operation and maintenance||Health and safety – industrial||April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019|
|Quarry blasting operations||Health and safety – mining||May 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019|
|Utility work||Health and safety – construction||May 1 – August 31, 2018|
|Small retail/grocers||Employment standards||June 1 – September 28, 2018|
Canada Day this year falls on Saturday, however, most businesses will pay their staff public holiday pay for Monday Jul 3 2017.
If you business is regularly open on Saturday, then you will either close on Saturday, or on the Monday.
Whichever day you close, will be the date you pay your staff Public Holiday pay.
If your business is a "Mon - Fri" business, your establishment will be closed for Monday Jul 3 and that is the day your employees will be paid Public Holiday Pay.
If you have any questions about this holiday or any other, give us a call at 613-371-9661