Category: Optimize Legal News

  • Pay Equity – Optimize Compliance Adds New Area of Law

    Optimize Compliance has launched a new Area of Law – pay equity. We heard from many clients just how confusing pay equity can be. So, Optimize Compliance provides users with plain language summaries, which simplify the pay equity framework, including:

    • Committees – which employers must establish a pay equity committee? what are the committee’s duties? what happens when an organization is unable to establish or continue a committee?
    • Notices – what notices must be provided to employees?Pay Equity
    • Implementation – what are the steps for implementing pay equity in a workplace? what happens if the workplace does not have male job classes for comparison?
    • Maintenance – what is the process for maintaining pay equity in a workplace?
    • Reporting – what are employers’ reporting obligations? what information must be included in annual reports?
    • Enforcement – what are the penalties for non-compliance? what is the potential liability of directors and officers of non-compliant companies?

    Currently, Optimize Compliance covers federal pay equity requirements. Additional jurisdictions, which have pay equity legislation for private sector employers, will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

  • Optimize Compliance Adds New Employment Law Comparison Feature

    Optimize Compliance’s newest feature makes it even easier to compare employment law requirements across Canada.

    Simply select the requirement of interest (e.g., Days of Rest) and click Compare Jurisdictions. Then add the provinces/jurisdictions of interest to you.

    See how it works by clicking on our free preview.

    “Many employers have employees in more than one province. Our newest feature makes it even easier to understand and compare employment law  across multiple workplace locations.”

    – Lesha Van Der Bij, CEO, Optimize Legal

     

  • Optimize Compliance Launches New Area of Law – Accessibility

    Optimize Compliance has launched a new Area of Law – accessibility. Ontario businesses can now use Optimize Compliance to ensure they are meeting their AODA obligations.

    Optimize Compliance already covers employment standards, health and safety, human rights and privacy requirements across Canada. Organizations with employees in Ontario can now review their accessibility obligations per:

    • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA);
    • Built Environment Standards;
    • Customer Service Standards;
    • Employment Standards;
    • Information & Communication Standards.

    Additional jurisdictions, which have accessibility legislation, will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

  • Optimize Compliance Launches New Area of Law – Privacy 

    Optimize Compliance has launched a new Area of Law – private sector privacy. Canadian businesses can now use Optimize Compliance to ensure they are meeting their privacy law obligations.

    Optimize Compliance is the one-stop solution for HR professionals, making legal compliance easy and affordable. Subscribers can build customized HR compliance reports that:
    • are written in plain language;
    • are updated in real time to reflect changes to laws across the country;
    • help to identify upcoming business changes.

    Optimize Compliance already covers employment standards, health and safety and human rights requirements across Canada. With the addition of privacy law, users have ready access to  requirements related to personal information and breaches in several Canadian jurisdictions, including Ontario. Additional topics and jurisdictions will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

    “Our clients told us that the next area where they needed help was privacy law. With the addition of private sector privacy, our subscribers can better understand how these laws affect them, their business and their employees.”

    Lesha Van Der Bij, CEO

    Optimize Compliance is a powerful online tool that makes it easy to understand and stay on top of changes to HR legislation.

     

  • Optimize Compliance – New Features

    Optimize Compliance’s new features make it even easier to update your human resources policies, letters and manuals.

    Latest Updates

    Side-by-side comparisons

    Latest updates allows you to see, at a glance, upcoming amendments to employment standards, health and safety and human rights legislation across the country.

    Side-by-side comparisons make it easy to see, at a glance, what has changed when legislation is amended.

    See our Optimize Compliance product page for more info.

     

  • Free Access to Optimize Compliance

    To help Canadian businesses and law firms keep up to date with quickly evolving legal changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Optimize Compliance is offering time-limited free access to its easy-to-use compliance app.

    Optimize Compliance helps you build customized legal compliance reports — updated in real time to reflect changes across the country in response to COVID-19.

    This offer is immediately available to HR, in-house legal and law firms with 10 or fewer lawyers.

    To request free access, click here.

  • Discounted Lancaster House Services for Optimize Legal Clients

    Optimize Legal and Lancaster House are delighted to announce discounted service offerings for their respective clients. Already an Optimize Legal subscriber? Save 15% on your first year’s subscription to First Resort Select Access with the special promo code OPTFIRST*. Also, save 10% off your registration to Lancaster’s 2019 Pensions Conference with the special promo code OPTCONF**. Enter these promo codes on checkout to save with Optimize Legal and Lancaster House!

    *Not applicable to existing First Resort subscribers.

    **New registrations only.

  • New Pricing for In-House Teams

    Optimize Legal now provides discounted rates for in-house legal/HR/policy teams. For only $275/month, up to five users can access Optimize Employment or Optimize Pensions. See Pricing for more information.

    “We understand that in-house teams tend to be smaller and more likely to use our legal information services for internal purposes only. So, we wanted to ensure accessibility to our legal information products and offer a special rate for in-house clients.”

    – Lesha Van Der Bij, CEO, Optimize Legal

    With a subscription to Optimize Employment/Pensions, all of the developments in employment and labour and/or pension law – across Canada – will be at your fingertips.

    Optimize Legal’s mission is to break down Canada’s statutes and regulations into manageable components. We want our customers to have ready access to the laws that are relevant to them – understanding how each law affects them, their organization and their clients.

  • Optimize Pensions Includes New Group Dashboard Functionality

    Subscribers to Optimize Pensions can add and remove members in a new self-serve dashboard. By accessing the Group Dashboard, account owners can add members by simply entering the new member’s name and email address. To remove members, click “remove from group”.

    “We wanted to make sure that our subscribers could add and remove members in real time. There’s no need to send an email to Optimize Legal and wait for the change to be made.”

    – Lesha Van Der Bij, CEO, Optimize Legal

    Pensions and benefits is a niche area, requiring a depth of expertise. Optimize Pensions is the only resource that organizations need to stay on top of developments in pensions and benefits law.

  • Optimize Legal Launches Updated Websites

    Optimize Legal has updated its signature legal information products – Optimize Employment and Optimize Pensions. The new user interface makes it even easier to stay up-to-date on labour, employment and pension law.

    “While Optimize Employment and Optimize Pensions will continue to provide the same great content – hot off the press updates on labour, employment and pension law – the new look and feel enhances our subscribers’ experience when using the products.”

    – Lesha Van Der Bij, CEO, Optimize Legal

    Both sites can now be accessed through a single, centralized platform. Simplified navigation makes it even easier for subscribers to zero in on the legal information that they need.

    “When designing the new sites, we wanted to make Optimize Legal’s timely, comprehensive content the focus for subscribers. Once a user logs into Optimize Pensions or Optimize Employment, the newest updates are the first thing they see, with the sales and administrative information moved to the main website.”

    – Steve Matthews, President, Stem Legal

    Optimize Legal’s mission is to break down Canada’s statutes and regulations into manageable components. We want our customers to have ready access to the laws that are relevant to them – understanding how each law affects them, their organization and their clients.