Human Resources Legislative Update
Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013 Introduced
Date: March 21, 2013
On March 20, 2013, Bill 32, Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013, was introduced in the Ontario Legislature. Bill 32 is a Private Member’s Bill which is co-sponsored by three Members of Provincial Parliament, one from each of the Liberal, PC and NDP parties.
Bill 32 reintroduces Bill 28, Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2011, which expired on the order paper with the prorogation of the Legislature in October 2012.
If passed, Bill 32 will repeal the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario Act, 1990 and will:
- provide a framework for membership in the Association;
- prohibit the use of specified designations and initials by unauthorized individuals or entities;
- set out procedures to deal with complaints against members of the Association and establish a disciplinary process;
- authorize practice inspections;
- establish procedures for determining whether a member of the Association is incapacitated and provide the capacity committee with the power to take steps to address any incapacity in so far as it affects a member’s practice; and
- provide for the appointment of investigators and inspectors to conduct investigations and inspections under the Act, and set out their powers.
Our FTR Now of December 15, 2011 discusses the changes which were introduced by Bill 28 and which have now been reintroduced by Bill 32: “Legislative Update – A New ESA Leave and Potential Changes to the Regulation of the HR Profession.”