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- Employee, Independent Contractor or something in between?
As an employment law lawyer, one of the most common issues I face is confusion from clients over whether they are (or a particular worker is) an “employee,” or “independent contractor.” It is important to understand how workers are classified, and what that means for them in terms of rate of pay, be … Read more »
- Employment Law for Bartenders, Waiters and Waitresses
Bartenders, waiters and waitresses, or “Liquor Servers” as they are referred to in the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”), are given special treatment under the law and by the Ontario Courts. While many of the ESA’s provisions apply equally to all types of employees, there are some important distincti … Read more »
- Workplace Harassment, Health and Safety
All workers should have the ability to complete their job duties in a safe work environment. Unfortunately, workplace harassment is a very real problem that many workers have to face. In the past, workplace harassment was largely governed by Section 5(2) of the Human Rights Code, and common law rule … Read more »
- Time to Update your Workplace ESA Poster
The Ministry of Labour has just released version 8.0 (January 2019) of its mandatory Employment Standards Act poster. The poster is available in multiple languages on the Ministry of Labour website, but you can downloaded it English right here: Updated Employment Standards Act PosterDownload All wor … Read more »
- Uber Class Action Given the Green Light to Proceed by Ontario Court of Appeal
The Ontario Court of Appeal has now ruled that the proposed class action law suit against Uber is not barred by the Arbitration Clause in Uber’s contract. I last wrote about the case of Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc. in March 13, 2018 in my article Arbitration Clause in Employment Contract puts th … Read more »
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