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The Dangers of Fixed Term Contracts

The Dangers of Fixed Term Contracts

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal is an important reminder of how costly fixed term agreements can be for businesses when they are not used correctly.

Misclassification of Workers

The High Cost of Misclassifying Workers

In Liebreich v. Farmers of North America, the employer was ordered to pay damages to a worker after the Court held that the worker was, in fact, a dependent contractor and not an independent contractor as alleged by the employer.

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Are Uber drivers “employees”?

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has created hope for gig workers across the country as it allowed a class action to proceed seeking confirmation that Uber drivers are actually employees.

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Going Dutch No Longer: The Court of Appeal Weighs in on Uber’s Arbitration Clause

The question of independent contractor versus employee has been a hot topic in the world of employment law for years now, and one that frequently makes news outside of legal circles. In a post for Canadian HR Reporter last year, we looked at the case of a Domino’s Pizza driver who gained publicity when the Ministry of Labour accepted his complaint, and determined that he was actually an employee and not an independent contractor. That driver was issued back pay to partially compensate for the misclassification.

Don’t judge a relationship by its title: Misclassification of employees as contractors

Don’t judge a relationship by its title: Misclassification of employees as contractors

Employment relationships are not always black and white, even if there is a written agreement between both parties. Such relationships…

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