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 of making this mistake on this issue can be VERY expensive.
Join us for this one hour complimentary seminar to find out what factors should be considered when deciding whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor.
MacLeod Law Firm’s complimentary breakfast seminars will be held on June 4th and 5th in Toronto, and on June 12th and 14th in Barrie. Seminars are limited to 10 registrants. To secure your spot, click here.
An employer should make it clear that the termination clause in an employment contract applies when an employee is promoted.read more
Duty of Good Faith: Do Employers Have a Duty to Disclose Material Facts to Employees Who are Making Employment Related Decisions?
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