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CCPartners' Construction Law Series - Independent Contractors vs. Employees / Dependent Contractors and Temporary / Agency Workers

Start Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 5:00 PM
End Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:00 PM

Speaker: Jay Rider

Related Services: Construction Labour Relations

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Kindly note, this seminar is to proceed in February 2018. The specific date, time and location will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

CCPartners' Construction Law Series will consist of numerous seminars providing insight on mutliple topics related to the Construction Industry. 

Many construction companies are engaged in the practice of retaining "subcontractors" to perform work on the projects / jobs they obtain. Often these "subcontractors" are companies with only one or two employees who regularly or exclusively perform work for a single general contractor, builder or specialty sub-trade. Many other construction businesses are in the practice of engaging labour supply from temporary help agencies and often mistakenly assume these workers are employees of the assignment agency for all purposes. In these situations, issues arise as to the treatment of these subcontractors and agency personnel for labour relations and employment law purposes. We propose to review the rules and most recent case law concerning the determination of whether subcontractors are to be treated as independent contractors or employees / dependent contractors, as well as those related to the engagement of agency workers.

This seminar led by Jay Rider, Partner, as well as Rob Boswell, Counsel, Mike MacLellan, Associate, and Angela Wiggins, Associate, will review the issue whether "subcontractors" are to be treated as independent contractors or employees, along with the labour relations implications for both union and non-union construction employers arising from same.

We will also review the labour relations issues for construction employers most frequently associated with the engagement of temporary agency workers for their on-site labour supply needs.

A nominal fee of $25.00 for attendance is required with all proceeds to be provided to a charitable cause in Sudbury.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

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