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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Seminar: 9:30 am to 11:00 am

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Defining the Relationship: Employee vs Contractor

Staffing flexibility, job specialization, reduced payroll costs, and potential tax advantages are tempting reasons to hire independent contractors. With the significant business impacts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may be tempted to rethink the structure and classification of their workforce. However, navigating employee classifications is not always straightforward and the consequences of a misclassification can be significant

Inspired by the recent Foodora Inc. decision finding its couriers were dependent contractors, this seminar will:

  • unpack and simplify the definitions of employee, independent contractor, and dependent contractor
  • evaluate the different tests set out by various agencies including the CRA, WSIB, OLRB and the Ontario courts in determining classification
  • review the potential consequences of misclassifying employees
  • provide tips and best practices for drafting an independent contractor agreement, and
  • analyze recent case law on employee classification in emerging industries

Presenters: Carissa Tanzola, Danny Parker & Lucas Mapplebeck

LSO CPD Hours: This program is eligible for up to 1.5 substantive hours.

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