Independent Contractors vs. Employees

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Independent Contractor vs. Employee

The distinction between independent contractors 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 Whitten & Lublin have co-authored the first book of its kind on individual contractors in the workplace through Carswell’s authoritative text, “HR Manager’s Guide to Independent Contractors in the Workplace”.

“The distinction between independent contractors and employees is critical as getting it wrong can cost both parties.”

We help both Employers and Employees

We can assist in drafting individual 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 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. Consult with a lawyer with expertise at Whitten & Lublin Employment & Labour Lawyers. To book a consultation please contact us online or by phone at (866) 658-6811 or (416) 640-2667 today!  




Why Client Choose Us?

  • Nationally recognized in 2018 as one of Canada's Top 10 Employment & Labour Law Firms, by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
  • Lawyers are recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Lexpert, which is the largest annual survey of leading lawyers in Canada and an acknowledgment of excellence voted on by peers.
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