Employees working remotely are refusing to return to the office as pandemic constraints are relaxed. Employees have seen that working from home works for them, with increased/good efficiency, similar levels of communication, increased happiness and theoretically more loyalty to the employer. Some offices have allowed a perpetual work-from-home set-up or some hybrid arrangement. Others have […]
While the jury is still out on whether or not the COVID-19 crisis is over, one thing is certain – people are working again. Unemployment is finally dipping below pre-pandemic levels, and with new jobs come new contracts. A lot of people’s eyes gloss over when it comes to contracts, but they’re the most important […]
As the years go by, the reality and expectation to accommodate work over personal life has become more normal. In the case of Hilton v. Norampac Inc (2003), represented by the Principal of Lecker & Associates Bram Lecker, the court reviewed facts regarding child care commitments that interfered with employment. Michael Hilton, the plaintiff, worked […]
Dependent contractors/agents are common in the business world. As a group, Dependent Commissioned Agents (DCAs) make their income in commissions generated from the sales of a commercial enterprise’s products or services. Whether engaged as door-to-door salespeople or as owners of incorporated sales agencies, DCAs have two things in common: economic dependency and minimum security in […]
The Ontario government has passed new laws it says will help employees disconnect from the office and create a better work-life balance. On Tuesday, the government said it passed the “Working for Workers Act,” which requires Ontario businesses with 25 people or more to have a written policy about employees’ rights when it comes to […]
The Supreme Court of Canada cemented legal protection for employees from harsh and punitive arbitration clauses they may have been forced to sign as a condition of employment. Read how Uber workers in Ontario made this possible.
Bill 148 requires employers to classify workers as employees, dependent contractors or independent contractors. Provincial laws protect dependent contractors just like employees. However, the Federal Income Tax Act does not yet recognize dependent contractor status. What should you do if the CRA wrongfully assesses you as an independent contractor when you are a dependent contractor?