November 23, 2016
Reminder: New AODA Accessibility Requirements for Small Employers Take Effect January 1, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, Ontario businesses and not-for-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees (broadly defined) must comply with new accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”).
Significant highlights include:
All Ontario employers must continue to meet the AODA accessibility requirements currently in effect. This includes the provision of accessible customer service and employment, and regular reporting obligations, where applicable.
Effective January 1, 2016, Ontario employers with 50+ employees were required to provide accessible human resources practices and public information for employees and prospective employees. Large employers must also have documented processes in place for:
If you have any questions about this topic or any other questions relating to workplace law, please do not hesitate to contact a Mathews Dinsdale lawyer.
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