First Reference


First Reference has helped businesses, non-profits and charities meet legal requirements and best practices for HR, payroll, accessibility, finance, accounting, governance, IT and more.

OFIS maintains a subscription to First Reference – Human Resources Policy Pro – which is designed to meet the needs of human resources and payroll managers and employers across Canada, regardless of the size or complexity of the business. The comprehensive and easy-to-use materials are a practical and reliable HR reference manual to manage personnel and develop HR policies and procedures to comply with employment and labour laws across Canada, including the federal jurisdiction.

This all-in-one policy-building resource offers not only sample policies but also commentary and related precedents to help you understand each policy in the context of relevant legislative requirements such as: recruitment, job descriptions, training, payroll and compensation, performance management, conflict management, working conditions, health and safety, reasonable accommodation and pay equity, among others.

Human Resources PolicyPro® consists of a print and electronic version that include commentaries analyzing in detail the employment law and payroll principles in force in your province, dozens of authoritative sample policies and procedures, HR forms, and a newsletter notifying you of recent developments relating to labour and employment law.

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To make use of the OFIS subscription, please forward your policy questions to our office