Payroll Professionals and the Duty to Accommodate

By: Jordan Rodney for Dialogue Magazine |

It is no secret that the role of a payroll professional within an organization is constantly evolving. Anyone familiar with this role will be able to acknowledge the myriad of hats that payroll professionals wear on a regular basis. Not only are they tasked with managing the organization’s payroll function, submitting government remittances, and overseeing group benefits, among other things, almost 50% are now being asked to handle human resources functions in smaller organizations. HR responsibilities also involve compliance and include the mandatory legal obligation to ensure that the work environment is free from any form of discrimination outlined in provincial Human Rights legislation. In Ontario, the Human Rights Code (“Code”), expressly prohibits discrimination and harassment in the workplace… Read more →

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