Misclassification of workers is a significant issue, and it exposes both sides to potential liability. “Deciding” whether to treat a worker as an independent contractor or an employee is not as simple as asking them how they want to be paid; courts and the Canada Revenue Agency will look beyond how the parties characterize the relationship and assess its true nature.
This article outlines some human rights considerations when hiring employees in Ontario. Whether you are fresh into your first recruitment role, or a seasoned recruitment professional, understanding the proper and legal way of onboarding employees can make a tremendous difference when it comes to the company’s liability for discrimination.
Across Canada, employers are obligated to provide financial assistance to employees who have been dismissed from their employment in the form of reasonable notice, pay in lieu of notice, or some combination of both notice and pay in lieu.