There is certainly no “one size fits all” model when it comes to a written employment contract. The agreement doesn’t need to be long or complicated… or “formal”, but it is perhaps naïve in today’s work environment, including in the “gig economy”, to believe that the good natured feelings present at the beginning of the work relationship will always be there, or that you’ll part ways with a temporary or short-term employee on good terms in every instance; or to believe that everyone is in agreement as to just how “independent” the employee is.
independent and dependent contractors and employees
A business' obligations to its workers will depend on whether the workers are employees or independent contractors. However, a recent decision reminds us that, even where a worker is a true independent contractor, this distinction may not preclude a business being liable to third parties, such as customers, when the worker does something wrong.
Join Stringer LLP and First Reference at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga on June 20, 2017 at the Ontario Employment Law Conference to Learn the Latest® on the following topics from top Ontario employment law experts:
- Jeremy Schwartz will discuss the increasingly important topic of structuring your work relationships with independent and dependent contractors and employees
- Allison Taylor will talk us through where we are now with ESA-only termination clauses
- Landon Young will offer a primer on resignations to answer the question, “When is it truly over?”
- Jeffrey Murray will provide insight into what employers can expect from the Ministry of Labour’s “Changing Workplaces Review”
- Ryan Conlin will shed light on what the increase in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder claims mean for you
- Frank Portman will help you understand how to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace
Plus, you can take part in one of … Continue reading “The agenda for the 2017 Ontario Employment Law Conference is now available”