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First Reference provides comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use compliance resources for Canadian businesses. With our products, employers, managers, executives, business-owners and others can:

  • Find quick solutions to all their business needs including human resources
  • Access 1000s of sample policies, procedures, forms, checklists and more
  • Build sound internal control and systems for HR, finance & accounting,
    not-for-profit, information & technology, operations & marketing

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Expert HR and payroll advice without the cost of a consultant

The NEW Human Resources Advisor

Quickly answer your HR and payroll questions with the new online Human Resources Advisor. Complying with employment laws is easier than ever when you have the expert-written, legally reviewed HRA at your side.

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This comprehensive easy to understand guide includes a thorough review of Ontario's statutory holiday compliance requirements and recommended best practices for payroll administration, including a sample policy.

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HRtrack® streamlines your key employee administration tasks so that you can set yourself free from filing cabinets, spreadsheets, paper records and costly HRIS solutions. Now is the time to ensure you have the most efficient employee record keeping tool there is.

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The Accessibility Standards PolicyPro is the only product of its kind offering all the resources you need to deal with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards. It provides practical advice, tools and resources to help you meet your compliance requirements on time and with confidence.

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The 2017 Employer's Guide to Canadian Payroll is here!

Get the quick reference guide trusted by employers and payers across Canada to:

  • Control year-end processes
  • File CRA returns and remittances
  • Understand how upcoming changes will affect you

Starting at only $29.95, The Employer's Guide to Canadian Payroll is the best and most convenient way to ensure you have the key new payroll rates, thresholds and information for 2017.

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The Human Resources Advisor is "an excellent reference tool" in both its print and digital versions. Without a dedicated human resources person, she "loves having something onsite that she can help her with day-to-day problems that may arise."

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