About Articles The following articles are published by the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. Members are encouraged to submit articles. About Articles

Editor: Madeleine Werker


Employee or Independent Contractor? Actions Speak Louder than Words

  • May 15, 2013
  • Karen Jensen

This article focuses on an issue that arises frequently in the practice of an employment lawyer: whether or not someone is working as an independent contractor or an employee. A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision, Connor Homes, provides some clear and concise guidance on this issue.

Navigating the Difficult Terrain of Employment and Disability Claims

  • May 15, 2013
  • Hugh R. Scher, Caroline Schulz

The obligation of an employer to maintain employment benefits, including STD and LTD benefits is established by law, however, this is only for an extremely limited period and is often impacted by the terms of insurance policies that govern the disability claim.

Bill C-377: How Will it Affect You?

  • March 18, 2013
  • Denis W. Ellickson, Andrea Wobick

Final releases, which once guaranteed that legal proceedings brought by employees as a result of termination of employment would be stopped in their tracks, are now more likely to be set aside as unconscionable following the SCC's decision in Rubin v. Home Depot Canada Inc.