Once your business has been established, you must uphold certain responsibilities as an employer. At a minimum, the obligations include:
- Following the Canadian Labour Standards Regulations to ensure that your employees are being treated fairly and appropriately
- Practicing fair and proper hiring
- Complying with the Employment Standards Act, 2000
- Making your employees feel comfortable and welcome in your organization. This could be achieved through activities like mentoring or team building. It is important that your organization respects and is aware of differences in culture.
For more information on your obligations as an employer the Ontario Ministry of Labour has produced a guide, Complying with the Employment Standards Act, which is also available in a PDF version