ESA PosterOh statutory posting requirements.  I’ve visited this bland but important topic before, such as past posts on Mandatory Workplace Postings in Ontario when there were new requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The required OHSA poster that I discussed in that post remains current and can be accessed on the Ministry of Labour’s website.

An update has occurred in the world of the Employment Standards poster. As of May 20, 2015 there are new poster requirements under the Employment Standards Act, a new version of the poster of which you can download here.

As before, employers are required to display the poster in a conspicuous location in the workplace, the updates now require that each employee also be provided with a copy of the poster. This applies to new and current employees.

If the majority language in your workplace is other than English, then employers are required to post a translated version of the poster next to the English copy.

ESA Poster Header - ArabicThe poster is available for download in several different languages, including French, Arabic, Chines, Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Urdu.

While sorting through the statutory paper requirements of HR can be tedious, ignoring such requirements can invite significant hassle and fines. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about what happens when an Employment Standards Officer comes knocking.