The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hiring Or Working As An Independent Contractor.

November 7, 2007 by  
Category: Employment Law

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When hiring independent contractors, the employer doesn’t have any obligation to pay benefits to the worker, such as Employment Insurance premiums, Canada Pension Plan, or Workplace Safety and Insurance premiums. The employer is not subject to the restrictions under the Employment Standards Act in terms of notice and/or severance at the time of termination of […]

The Differences Between An Employee And An Independent Contractor.

November 5, 2007 by  
Category: Employment Law

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According to a 2001 case that was argued in the Supreme Court of Canada, there is no conclusive test which can be universally applied to determine whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor. On the contrary, the courts look at a plethora of different factors when assessing what is the appropriate characterization […]