Speaker: Jean Torrens, Partner
– MLT Aikins
Session Description: Independent Contractors and Employment Agreements
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
- Practical tips for
drafting agreements; and
- Fixed-term v indefinite
term employment agreements.
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.