Training employees is a compliance issue—even if your organization is not in Quebec. In Quebec organizations are legislated to direct 1 percent of total payroll to be allocated to eligible training costs.
Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with employment equity compliance audit; new JHSC certification training; and how to deal with travelling expenses for a friend of an employee.
On April 1, 2012, certain provisions under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 (formerly Bill 160) came into force, including the prevention mandate in Ontario and Joint Health and Safety Committee certification training. The responsibility for the prevention mandate and the JHSC certification training were transferred from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to the chief prevention officer at the Ministry of Labour.
Established in 1995, First Reference Inc. (known as La Référence in Quebec) provides Canadian organizations of any size with practical and authoritative resources to help ensure compliance.