Congratulations are in order for Justin Zelowsky, who was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar on June 1st, 2021! Justin was a great articling student and we are happy to have him on our team as a newly minted lawyer!Read More
Employee or Independent Contractor: Why It Matters
Non-standard working relationships have been a growing trend over the last few decades for several reasons including the rise of the “gig-economy”. Businesses are using a blend of workers including employees hired on fixed or indefinite terms, and independent contractors or consultants for project-specific services. A common issue for many businesses is determining whether a particular worker is an employee or independent contractor. It is important for businesses to understand how the worker is classified and how that impacts a businesses’ obligations in terms of pay, benefits, and severance among other factors. At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
– Understand how working relationships are classified and the risks of misclassification;
– Assess the advantages that lead businesses to engage in non-standard working relationships;
– Identify the obligations associated with independent contractors versus employees.
Source: WESK – Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
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