The Accessibility Committee has put together a Multi-year Accessibility Plan (MYAP) for the University of Waterloo, and is requesting feedback from persons with disabilities and others in the Waterloo community. The MYAP is an on-going initiative that will require continued collaboration to ensure that accessibility considerations are embedded within the University’s culture.
Human Resources is dedicated to providing quality service through an improved website to increase client satisfaction. All employees (Faculty, Staff, CUPE, retirees) are invited to join a User Experience Research Group to participate in any or all of the following: surveys, questionnaires, observational research, and usability testing. If you’re interested in participating, please register to join the User Experience Research Group. Lunch will be provided to employees who participate in our observational research and usability testing.
The Ontario government has reinstated the prior public holiday pay formula that pre-dated Bill 148. The old formula should be used again beginning on July 1, 2018 and will continue to be used until December 31st, 2019.
Please be advised that the upcoming Victoria Day holiday will be paid using the Bill 148 calculation. The Canada Day holiday and all holidays until December 31st, 2019 will use the prior ESA calculation.
The following table illustrates the difference between the two calculations:
All organizations in Ontario employing at least one employee are required to comply with a series of requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) standards and regulations. To achieve compliance with the requirements, the University of Waterloo developed Policy 58 to implement and maintain policies governing how the organization will achieve accessibility.
As part of the Human Resources Business Plan, we have now initiated work to support IST with the replacement of WatIAM (the University’s Identity & Access Management system). While the service will continue to be offered under the WatIAM name, the current system supporting it will be replaced with a new platform.
2017 T4/T4A tax slips are now available on-line through myHRinfo. Paper copies will be mailed out to those individuals who did not give consent to view their forms on-line. More information on how to check your consent status, give consent, and access your year-end slips on-line can be found on the HR website under Support for employees>Payroll>Payroll self-service>Year-end slips (T4/T4A).
Last Friday, representatives from Hicks Morley law firm came to the University of Waterloo to present on recent changes to employment legislation. With the new Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017, comes substantial changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA), and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has revised the contents of their “What you need to know” poster in accordance with updates to the Employment Standards Act. As a result, employers are required to ensure the following: