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Category: Independent Contractor

Contractors and the Duty to Accommodate

By , January 16, 2015 3:05 pm

Does an Employer have a Duty to Accommodate a Disabled Independent Contractor or a Disabled Dependent Contractor? I recently fielded an interesting question. A human resources consultant was reviewing an employee manual for a client and asked whether the accommodation policy applied to a number of self-employed sales representatives who sold the employer’s services. The Continue Reading…

Employee Payroll Costs in Ontario: Nowhere to Go but Up

By , July 17, 2014 12:03 pm

The Minimum Wage is Increasing On June 1, 2014 the minimum wage increased to $ 11 per hour for most employees. A momentous increase for employers? Perhaps not. But let’s take a look at the bigger financial picture; the cost of employing a person in Ontario is more than the person’s salary or wages. A Continue Reading…

Independent Contractor or Employee– If it Walks like a Duck and Quacks like a Duck: It’s a Duck

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By , April 17, 2012 5:08 pm

Independent Contractor or Employee For tax purposes, employers sometimes decide to characterize a contract with an individual as an independent contractor relationship as opposed to an employment relationship. Benefits of an Independent Contractor Relationship Oftentimes, employers and individuals welcome this kind of working relationship because of the benefits it offers. While the organization avoids payroll Continue Reading…

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