Category Archives: Employee relations

The Ontario Human Rights Commission Provides Guidance on Medical Documentation and Accommodation

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director, Legal Affairs  On February 1, 2017 the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the “OHRC”) published guidance for employers on the type and scope of medical documentation needed to support a disability-related accommodation request. The OHRC policy position can be accessed here (the “OHRC Policy”). While employers… More

Employee vs Contractor: Do You Classify Correctly?

Authored by Philip A.S. Milley, Associate Director of Legal Affairs A common issue faced by charities is how to properly classify individuals as either employees or independent contractors. Courts refer to the distinction as contracts “of service” (employee) versus contracts “for services” (independent contractor). Whatever you call it, the determination of… More

Are one-to-one’s part of your leadership tool kit?

Are one-to-one conversations part of your leadership tool kit? Great leaders understand the value of having regular one-to-one conversations with their direct reports. Making time for these discussions sends a powerful message that leaders care about their people and are committed to enabling each team member to perform at their best.  There really… More