I have applied for many jobs in both the private and public sectors in Canada. Some were full-time, most were part-time. Several employers follow a long, drawn-out application process involving several phases: asking for numerous personal and work experience referees;written examinations; telephone … [Read more...]
Independent Contractor or Employee?
Payment terms alone do not distinguish an independent contractor from an employee, so we look at five factors and the intention of the parties. With business culture evolving, we see increasingly varied means to manage one of the most expensive and critical components of a business – human … [Read more...]
You Can’t Do or Say That: Constraining individual conduct in a public and commercial world
Greek triple-jumper, Voula Papachristou, was expelled from the 2012 London Olympic Games because of a disparaging and racist tweet she broadcast days before the Games. European soccer players making negative comments about officials on or off the field now face suspension. An 18-year-old Canadian … [Read more...]
Changing Terms of Employment
Introduction Darrell Wronko started work at Western Inventory Service Limited (WIS) in 1987, right after graduating from university. He worked at the company for 17 years, including four years as Vice President of National Accounts and Marketing. In 2000, he signed an amended employment contract, … [Read more...]