Occupational health & safety
All employers must comply with occupational health and safety requirements–with startups being no exception.
For example, in Ontario joint health and safety committees are required under Occupational Health and Safety Act (Ontario) at any workplace that regularly employs 20 or more workers. Failure to comply with this requirement is an offence under this legislation and, as a result, fines may be levied against the company and/or directors, which can reach CA$500,000 and CA$25,000, respectively. Also, most Ontario employers with more than five employees are required to prepare and implement a workplace harassment policy and a workplace violence policy.
We track occupational health and safety requirements in our Canadian Occupational Health & Safety Law blog.
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