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I’m an independent contractor that feels like an employee

I accepted a project-management position as an independent contractor but they tell me when and how to do my job, even down to what shoes to wear. It’s really a full-time employee position. I have been challenging them on this, and they are now threatening to terminate the contract.

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October 29, 2017

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October 25, 2017

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October 24, 2017

Pregnant? Know your rights in the workplace

You hear of it happening: women who go on maternity leave and are let go from their jobs – but are companies actually allowed to do that? Well according to career experts, it all depends on why and how the person is let go and when – and knowing these rights could mean the difference between keeping your job and fighting for it.

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September 20, 2017

How to protect yourself against a disparaging reference

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all” is a maxim that applies equally to law as it does to life – except when it comes to providing a bad reference for a former employee. In two recent court cases, employees found this out the hard way.

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September 8, 2017

What’s the potential cost of a workplace sexual harassment claim?

It is not surprising that my law firm now fields more calls about sexual harassment claims than ever before. With recent workplace sexual harassment cases making headline news and the proliferation of written sexual harassment policies, Canadians are now much more mindful of workplace conduct that may cross the line – and the legal liability that can flow from it.

whittenlublin

June 29, 2017

What’s the potential cost of a workplace sexual harassment claim?

It is not surprising that my law firm now fields more calls about sexual harassment claims than ever before. With recent workplace sexual harassment cases making headline news and the proliferation of written sexual harassment policies, Canadians are now much more mindful of workplace conduct that may cross the line – and the legal liability that can flow from it.

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June 29, 2017

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June 25, 2017

I was expecting severance, but was offered a new position. What do I do?

I had been with my company almost 20 years when it was taken over by a larger company. Layoffs were inevitable and I anticipated a great severance package. But l ast week, the new company presented an offer for a job like the one I was doing, except I would report to someone who used to report to me.

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May 26, 2017

Email spam targets Google users with malicious link

Alphabet Inc. warned its users to beware of emails from known contacts asking them to click on a link to Google Docs after a large number of people turned to social media to complain that their accounts had been hacked.

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May 4, 2017