THE EMPLOYERS' EDGE
Time’s Up! New AODA requirements became effective January 1, 2017
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
(“AODA”) was passed back in 2005 the deadlines seemed far off in the future; however, large and small sector employers were required to ring in the new year of 2017 meeting additional AODA requirements.
Failure to comply with AODA can result in orders, fines or penalties. As a result it is important that all employers ensure they are compliant with the accessibility legislation.
From an employment point of view, the following requirements came into effect as of January 1, 2017 for small private organizations (1-49 employees):
Large organizations, defined as having more than 50 employees, were already required to meet the above standards as of January 1, 2016.
CCP is familiar with the extensive requirements of AODA and can help employers of all sizes in assessing their obligations and achieving compliance. Should your organization need assistance with complying or assessing compliance contact the lawyers at CCP.