Feb 15, 2017 10 25 AM MST
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Feb 15, 2017 - Independent Contractors and Employment Agreements

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Feb 15, 2017 - Independent Contractors and Employment Agreements

Speaker: Jean Torrens, Partner – MLT Aikins

Session Description: Independent Contractors and Employment Agreements
The designation of workers as independent contractors or employees has important implications and potential negative consequences for employers. In this session, we will discuss the following: 

- Legal test for distinguishing between employees and independent contractors;         - Consequences of mischaracterization;
- Practical tips for drafting agreements; and 
- Fixed-term v indefinite term employment agreements.  

Speaker Biography: Jean Torrens is a partner at MLT Aikins.  She has extensive experience acting for management and has appeared as counsel before courts, arbitrators, labour relations boards, and human rights tribunals. Jean advises clients on collective agreements, group terminations, discipline, the duty to accommodate, OH&S matters, executive employment agreements and policies.  She is a former Director of the HRAC.
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