Employment Law Practice
- Wrongful Dismissal in Ontario
- Constructive Dismissal in Ontario
- Reasonable Notice
- Severance Packages
- Cause for Dismissal
- Employment Contracts
- Independent Contractor vs. Employee
- Human Rights and Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Statutory Complaints
- Non-Solicitation Agreements
- Non- Competition Agreements
- Damages for Bad Faith, Mental Distress and Personal Injury
- Personal Harassment or Bullying
- Employment Insurance Benefits
- Workplace Investigations
- Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Privacy Issues and the Workplace
- Unionized Employees and Duty of Fair Representation Complaints
- Conspiracy Claims in Employment Law
- Class Action / Mass Terminations
Independent Contractor vs. Employee
The distinction between independent contractor and employee is critical and getting it wrong can cost both parties big. Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers are experts in this area. The partners at our firm have co-authored the first book of its kind on Independent contractors in the workplace through Carswell’s authoritative text, “HR Manager’s Guide to Independent Contractors in the Workplace”.
The distinction between independent contractor and employee is critical as getting it wrong can cost both parties.
We help both Employers and Employees
We can assist in drafting independent contractor agreements, provide strategic advice on how to structure the relationship in order to withstand the scrutiny of the CRA and Courts, and defend your position of being an employee or independent contractor where there is a dispute.
Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers can help with effective advocacy before the Tax Court of Canada in Employment Insurance and Canada Pension Plan appeals.
To learn more on Independent Contractors our book, “HR Manager’s Guide to Independent Contractors in the Workplace”, can be ordered online.