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Independent Contractor Or A Dependent Employee?

January 28, 2016



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The Keenan’s were represented by Bram A. Lecker and Matthew A. Fisher of Lecker & Associates, Employment and Disability lawyers.

“The Court of Appeal in Ontario has today strongly endorsed the protection and rights of vulnerable and precarious workers who are considered to be “contractors” rather than employees. They are often denied the basic rights of notice and severance afforded to employees at the time of dismissal.

Marilyn and Lawrence Keenan are a husband and wife who worked for Canac Kitchens since 1976, with Marilyn initially assisting her husband informally and then joining full time in 1983. In 1987 Canac decided that the Keenan’s would no longer be considered employees but they were kept on as contractors.” Continue Reading : Independent Contractor Or A Dependent Employee?

Congratulations to the workers of Ontario! 

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