Employment Standards of Compliance
An employment standards claim pertains to a complaint related to the minimum standards of employment mandated by law. In Ontario and BC, these standards are established by the Employment Standards Act, while in Alberta, they are governed by the Employment Standards Code.
Minimum standards of employment relate to the fundamental duties of employers, which encompass:
- The number of hours worked by employees
- Overtime, sick and vacation leaves, holidays, and other benefits
- Termination and severance pay
- Unique regulations and exemptions for specific positions and industries.
Common Challenges Faced by Employers in Complying with Employment Standards
Employment standards are a critical aspect of labor law that go beyond salaries and holiday pay. They entail the minimum legal requirements that employers must adhere to when hiring and managing employees, such as working hours, vacation time, overtime pay, and termination notice periods.
However, employment standards can often be highly technical and complex, posing challenges for even the most seasoned HR professionals to interpret and apply them effectively. Moreover, the legislation surrounding employment standards is constantly evolving, making it imperative for organizations to stay updated and comply with new regulations and amendments. It’s important for employers to obtain guidance from knowledgeable employment lawyers to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations governing employment standards.
What Are the Benefits of Complying with Employment Standards Regulations?
The regulations and rules that govern employment standards are constantly evolving. Familiarity with these regulations not only prevents costly legal battles but also aids in understanding how to effectively manage and treat employees with fairness.
Additionally, compliance with employment standards can aid in drafting improved policies, employment contracts, and other workplace considerations.
Our team of experienced employment lawyers at Roberts & Obradovic can help employers comprehend their legal obligations and work collaboratively to establish a productive workplace environment.
Employers can be at ease knowing that an experienced team of employment lawyers is available to help them meet the required employment standards dictated by law.
Contact a Employment Standards of Compliance Lawyer
Employment standards compliance lawyers play an important role in helping businesses and employers maintain compliance with employment standards regulations and avoid costly legal consequences. If you need assistance with employment standards compliance get in touch with us, simply give us a call at (647) 724-5179 or fill out our contact form.