February 15, 2018

Changes to the Employment Standards Act came into force on Jan. 1, 2018 resulting in version 6.0 of the Employment Standards Poster to be outdated. Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has published a new streamlined version of the poster online for download.

This poster helps ensure employers understand their obligations and that employees know their rights under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The poster must be posted in the workplace where it is likely all employees will see it. Employers are also required to give every employee a copy of the poster.

The poster is available in many languages, but must be displayed in English. If the majority language of a workplace is a language other than English, and the Ministry has published a version of the poster in that language, the employer is required to post a copy of the translation next to the English version of the poster.

The poster is free of charge and can be downloaded via the Ministry of Labour website at labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/poster.php.