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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Wages by occupation, 2016

The average hourly wage paid to full-time payroll employees in 2016 was $27.70, excluding overtime pay, tips, and incentive and performance pay. Wages varied across occupations and geographic regions. (In PDF)

The risks of mischaracterizing an employee as an independent contractor

While all companies require human capital, companies under financial pressures will often examine alternative employment arrangements as a means to reduce costs. One such alternative is to hire “independent contractors” as opposed to employees. (In PDF)

Employer ordered to pay over $53,000 for unpaid general holiday and vacation pay

A law firm recently appealed an Order of an Employment Standards Officer that awarded a former employee $19,746.32 in unpaid general holiday pay and $33,280.14 in unpaid vacation pay.

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Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more

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