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Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, has passed

Accessible Canada Act

In the midst of National AccessAbility Week, as of May 29, 2019, Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, has passed and is now awaiting Royal Assent. The Accessible Canada Act will likely receive Royal Assent by the Federal Government in the coming few weeks.

As we recently reported, a general overview of the federal accessibility legislation can be found here.

Federally regulated employers and service providers should be aware of their upcoming obligations and duties under this new legislation, which may include inter alia: creating accessibility plans, providing feedback tools to address how an organization is fulfilling their accessibility plan, and providing progress reports.

By Simmy Sahdra

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Employer Advisor, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Employment and labour lawyers at McCarthy Tétrault LLP
McCarthy Tétrault through their Employer Advisor blogs offers their perspectives on the latest legal developments applicable to the workplace. It provides their insights on legislative and regulatory developments, as well as new case law, while providing practical tips for employers and their human resources professionals when managing the workforce. McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally. Several of their blog posts will be republished with permission on First Reference Talks. Read more
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