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Hamilton Employment Law

Ed Canning has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employment law and human rights for 23 years in the City of Hamilton, representing both employers and employees. For 20 years, he has been writing a bi-weekly column in The Hamilton Spectator on employment law and human rights issues that are of interest to both employers and employees. In this blog, you can have access to approximately 500 articles on various subject matters ranging from Employment Standards Act issues, wrongful dismissal issues to human rights issues.

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Who is an employee: the definition is changing

With more and more people working from home, consulting or freelancing, who is and is not an employee in the eyes of the law is becoming an increasingly complex question.


It is amazing how many companies out there still think they can avoid all the obligations that go with employees by simply having a contract signed that says the person that works for them is an independent contractor and then having the employee render invoices for their time.