Labour Law Compliance—Rules that Come with Benefits

More than just a requirement, legal compliance is paramount for any organization. In addition to minimizing legal and financial risks, it enhances the credibility, strength, and reputation of your company. It indirectly contributes to the improvement of operational processes while adding value to your employer brand, helping to attract top talent who are looking for an ethical, best-practice organization.

In our experience, when organizations prioritize strong compliance governance and culture, they see benefits to their bottom line. Yes, that’s right—compliance can help improve profit margins.

And let’s not forget the most obvious reason—organizations that are not busy dealing with regulatory infractions have more resources to devote to running their businesses.

Pay Equity Act

Job Skills Act

Psychological Harassment

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While the multiple benefits of compliance are well documented, some people still find it difficult to navigate the compliance process. And for good reason: organizations must keep track of an ever-growing list of laws and regulations, making the process even more complex and time-consuming.

Luckily, Solertia’s team provides organizations with the guidance and support they need to ensure compliance with Quebec, Ontario, and Canadian labour laws.

Pay Equity in the Workplace: The Pros to Compliance

Adopted in 1987 in Ontario and in 1996 in Quebec, the Pay Equity Act aims to correct wage gaps for people in predominantly female jobs. This law applies to any employer with an average of 10 or more employees, whether in the private, public, or parapublic sector.

More than 150,000 organizations are subject to the Pay Equity Act in Quebec, Ontario, and at the federal level. Organizations in Ontario must conduct a maintenance evaluation on a regular basis, while organizations in Quebec must update their evaluation every five years.

The Pay Equity Act is an opportunity to add value to your organization through a detailed analysis of your total rewards. Organizations that fail to comply may face backlash, penalties, interest, and criminal prosecution of up to $45,000. Compliance with this law is mandatory.

Our Pay Equity Compliance Services

The Job Skills Act: 1% Investment for 100% Benefit

Commonly referred to as the “Job Skills Act” or the “1% Law,” the Act to Promote Workforce Skills Development and Recognition came into force in 1998. Any employer whose total payroll exceeds $2 million is required to incur eligible training expenses in an amount representing 1% of its total payroll. The invested amount must be declared to Revenue Quebec. We can help you structure your documentation so that it meets all legal requirements.

Comply With the Job Skills Act

Solertia offers solutions designed specifically to help you gain clarity, reduce your liabilities, and structure your business. Our services include:

  • Identification of eligible training activities and structuring of training practices
  • Recovery of overpayments
  • Support during tax audits

Psychological Harassment

Organizations have a legal obligation to take the necessary steps to ensure their workplace is free of psychological harassment. Failure to do so can result in significant fines. Our experts can help you implement a healthy workplace and all mandatory policies.

Dealing With Psychological Harassment at Work—We Can Help

  • Assessment of your compliance with provincial and Canadian labour laws
  • Investigations into psychological harassment
  • Drafting of harassment prevention policies
  • Accompanying managers in the resolution of disputes
  • Litigation management through our accredited mediators

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