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Final Proposed Accessible Employment Standard

By Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., Managing Editor,—Canadian Payroll and Employment Law News, October 2009

The final proposed accessible employment standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has now been submitted to the Minister of Community and Social Services (the Minister) for consideration as law. The proposed standard is designed to help employers create equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities and sets out the specific actions (requirements) that employers must take to achieve this. If the minister recommends that the whole proposed standard, or parts of it, be turned into a regulation, this will start a process for it to become law in Ontario.