Employee vs. Independent Contractor
In detecting the classification of employees and independent contractors, some factors to take into consideration include:
- Who dictates hours and schedules worked
- If the worker receives employee benefits and regular wages
- Who provides the working equipment
Misclassification of employment status may be an innocent mistake by the parties involved, or a conscious decision made by an employer to avoid certain costs and responsibilities as legislated by the Employment Standards Act or Code. In either case, the penalty for making the wrong distinction can lead to big problems for both employer and employee.
Contact Buttar Law for legal guidance to determine your business’ employment classifications. Buttar Law can assist in analyzing your situation and deciding between the courses of action.