HR Toolkit

HR Policies & Employment Legislation

Sample Policies on Common HR Topics

Hiring - employment of relatives

A policy on the employment of relatives provides a useful framework for avoiding awkward and potentially difficult work situations.

The policy can be simple and straightforward. It often states whether hiring relatives is permitted or not. If hiring relatives is permitted, the policy sets out guidelines such as stipulating that an employee cannot be directly supervised by an immediate relative.


Sample policies

Employment of Family Members - National Organization (PDF - 38KB)

  • Includes detailed definitions and policy statement
  • Covers how the policy applies to situations that arise with current employees and summer students
  • Covers the composition of employment selection committees

Employment of Relatives - Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (PDF - 29KB)

  • States that employment of relatives is permissible under certain restrictions
  • States that policy does not apply to temporary employees like summer students