Alberta employment and health and safety legislation has had a big year. In less than twelve months, significant changes have occurred to the Alberta Employment Standards Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, making major updates for the first time in more than thirty years. For employers, great change often comes with great responsibilities. With these changes already in effect, policies should be updated, procedures should be changed, training should be assigned, and employees should be informed.
It’s a new year for your company, possibly with a new business plan, new legislative requirements to meet, or even new management. All of these things and more can result in policy changes. While most people aren’t terribly excited about creating or updating policies, changes to policy are often necessary to keep your business up to date with legislation and best practices. So once these policies have been completed, what is the best way to communicate these policies to staff?