My supervisor questioned us to total on-line education modules about sustainability and diversity, fairness and inclusion at dwelling. He says it will only consider an hour max, looking at movies and having a quiz at the conclude. We need to have to comprehensive the teaching and quiz by a selected date. Is this allowed? Should not this be taking place in the course of enterprise hrs, though we’re on the clock? If some of my coworkers have by now completed the coaching at home, can they argue to get compensated for it immediately after the actuality?
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Alison Longmore, partner, Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP, Ottawa
Most provinces have employment standards legislation that sets out bare minimum criteria for most non-unionized workplaces. Despite the fact that particular industries and professions are excluded from components of the laws, in Ontario, the Work Benchmarks Act (ESA) generally calls for companies to spend workers for time expended executing instruction that the employer requires the worker to finish or that is demanded by legislation to be finished, even if it is completed at house on the web or just after normal working several hours.
There are some exceptions,