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Category: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Bill 148 (aka Wynne government changes to the Employment Standards Act) Bites the Dust

By , October 25, 2018 9:31 am

On Tuesday afternoon, the Ford government tabled legislation Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 which will repeal some of the recent changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 and eliminate new statutory obligations that are scheduled to be imposed on employers on January 1, 2019. Although Bill 47 must go through the Continue Reading…

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 or Independent Contractor? Our June 2012 Seminar

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By , May 25, 2012 11:43 am

Employee or Independent Contractor There is a common misconception that an employer can choose whether to enter into an employment relationship or an independent contractor relationship with a person. The fact is it is the courts and administration agencies (like the CRA) who ultimately determine whether the person is an employee or not. The cost Continue Reading…

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