Compliance Works is a one-stop knowledge platform for learning, managing, and communicating HR compliance information. Explore the Compliance Works solution, to discover how this software will simplify your HR tasks and keep your organization in compliance.
Single Jurisdiction subscriptions start at $100 per month, while Multiple Jurisdiction subscriptions start at $200 per month. For more information, see our Pricing page.
Yes! We offer significant discounts for non-profit and charitable organizations. Contact us to learn more. Or, check out our Pricing page for further details.
Our free trial provides a “sneak peek” at Compliance Works. A free trial version of Compliance Works includes:
A paid subscription to Compliance Works can include all jurisdictions, all available areas of HR law, access for your team and much more!
If you would like to learn about and test out the full version of Compliance Works, contact us for a demo.
It is easy to book a demo with us. Just submit a demo request form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Both plans provide easy access to HR compliance information – written in plain language.
Single Jurisdiction plans include:
Multiple Jurisdiction plans include:
Compliance Works provides cross-Canada coverage of employment legislation. This includes HR laws governing federal workplaces and all of the provinces.
Note: Currently, we do not cover the territories.
Compliance Works covers:
For a full list of the legislation we are tracking, see the Scope of Product.
All of the summaries are prepared by senior lawyers with employment law experience. In addition, we include a number of features to ensure that you can rely on Compliance Works with confidence.
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You will automatically be signed up for a daily email notifying you of all developments within the previous 24 hours. When you click on the link in your email, you will go directly to that Provision in Compliance Works.
A yellow bar indicates that this Provision is being amended. Click on the link to see further details on the amendment in a side-bar to the right.
• If the amendment is pending, you will see a brief summary of the amendment.
• If the amendment is in force, you can also click on Compare Previous Versions to see a side- by-side comparison of old vs new.
For a recap of all changes, check out Amendments on Latest Updates.
Latest Updates provides you with a quick snapshot of upcoming requirements (Reminders) and recent changes (Amendments) to Acts and regulations. You can filter Amendments to focus on a particular jurisdiction, or to distinguish between what is already in force and amendments that are still pending.
By default, Amendments are included from the previous 60 days, but you can change your time parameters to see Amendments from the past week, month, year, etc.
The easiest way to find all of the amendments in a Bill is to use Search. Enter “Bill [number of the Bill]” (e.g., “Bill 88”). To ensure that your Search is limited to Bill 88 amendments, select Bill 88 in the Bill/Reg filter to the left.
Then you can collect all of the amendments in one report – by clicking Add to Report to the right of each Search result.
We have developed our own automation software that tracks changes to employment legislation across Canada, and feeds those changes directly into the Compliance Works tool. This means that we can report on changes in real time – making Compliance Works the most timely HR compliance resource in Canada.
Info Hub makes it easy to browse Areas of Law, Topics and Jurisdictions to find the information that you need. To get started:
• Select an Area of Law (e.g., Employment Standards)
• Select a Topic (e.g., Leaves of Absence)
• Scan the list of leaves or drill down further by selecting a particular type of leave (e.g., bereavement leave)
• Select Jurisdictions to focus on specific provinces
• Read the plain language summaries of selected requirements
Note: The industry filter finds exemptions and special rules (where applicable) related to an industry, profession or occupational group. Sometimes there are no applicable exemptions or special rules.
Enter your keyword(s) in Search. To zero in on the information you need, use the filters: Areas of Law, Topic, Jurisdiction, Bill/Reg and Industry.
Note: Search only finds keywords in the summaries included in Compliance Works. It does not search the underlying legislation.
To compare requirements across jurisdictions, click Compare Jurisdictions to the left of every provision (i.e., summary of a legal requirement). Then add the jurisdictions of interest. You can download an Excel copy of the comparison for offline use.
Some compliance requirements go beyond the scope of Compliance Works, as they may require legal advice. For example, if an employer is terminating the employment of an employee, there are other sources of law (including prior court decisions) that may require the employer to provide more notice and termination pay than the minimums set out in the legislation.
When these potential issues arise, we flag that for you.
You may find it helpful to collect certain HR compliance information in a report. You can save the report for future reference, or use it to help you with a project. For example, you can create a report of recent amendments to HR legislation to:
• Review and confirm that your HR policies are up-to-date
• Advise senior management of upcoming changes
• Compare a requirement in multiple provinces
Reports can be downloaded for offline use.
There are numerous ways to create customized reports.
• Scroll down to Amendments
• Use the filters to focus on: amendments that are in force or upcoming and/or specific jurisdictions
• Increase or decrease the selected date range [Note: The default shows you amendments from the prior 60 days]
• Click the “Add Results to a Report” button to add all results, or click “Add to Report” to the left of each Amendment to add items one-by-one
• Navigate to the Area of Law and Topic
• Use the filters to focus on: provisions, jurisdictions
• Click the “Add Results to a Report” button to add all results, or click “Add to Report” to the left of each Provision to add items one-by-one
• Enter your keyword(s) in the Search box
• Use the filters to focus on: Areas of Law, Topic, Jurisdiction, Bill/Reg and Industry
• Click “Add to Report” to the left of each Provision to add items one-by-one
Note: To create a report on a Bill, enter “Bill [number of the Bill]” (e.g., “Bill 88”). To ensure that your Search is limited to Bill 88 amendments, select Bill 88 in the Bill/Reg filter to the left.
To access the reports you have created, go to My Info. These saved reports are always up-to-date, reflecting any amendments you see in Info Hub.
If you have created multiple reports, use the dropdown to find the report of interest. You can rename reports and edit the content. To zero in on a specific provision, use the table of contents on the left-hand side.
If you need access to your reports offline or would like to provide a copy to someone else in your organization, you can download a PDF copy of your report.
To the right of each Provision, you will see a plus sign to Add a Note/Reminder.
This feature enables you to add a personal note (only visible to you) regarding any provision. You can also add a reminder that will send you an email regarding that note on a date you specify. To see all of your notes, go to My Info and click on My Notes.
If they are also signed up for a Compliance Works account, you can send them a direct link to a provision by using the Permalink button to the left of each provision.
To change your email notifications go to your name > Preferences in the dropdown.
Under the heading Email Frequency, you can opt to receive a Daily or Weekly summary. Or to unsubscribe from all notifications, select Never.
If you would like to focus on specific Jurisdictions or Topics, edit your Watchlist. If you only want to receive notifications related to your saved reports, deselect all Areas of Law in your Watchlist.
If you are the owner of an account, you can change the account and billing information by clicking on your name > Account Settings in the dropdown.
• To change your business name or address, click on Account Info.
• To manage your billing information or view your invoice history, click on Billing & Payments.
If you are the owner of an account, you can add/remove users by clicking on your name > Account Settings > User Accounts.
To add users, enter their name and email address and click Save. That individual will then receive a welcome email from Compliance Works. If you want to add another account owner, change their role to Owner before clicking Save.
To remove users, go to their user profile and click delete. Note: If the user is designated as an Owner, you will have to change their role to Regular User before you can delete their account.
If you have a comment or question regarding a specific Provision, you can use the “Report an Issue” link. It is located to the left of each Provision. Or, contact us at email@example.com.