CPP/EI Explained

You will find the series of interpretive articles called “CPP/EI Explained”. These articles are intended to make workers and employers more aware of matters relating to the CPP and EI by providing them with information that is accessible and easy to understand. Topics Specific employments Determine if a worker is an employee or self-employed for specific…

Canada: Alberta Court Of Appeal Reverses The Burden Of Proof For Employee Theft

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently considered and clarified the nature of the relationship between employers and the employees they entrust with handling funds. As a result of the decision in 581257 Alberta Ltd. v Aujla, 2013 ABCA 16, employers may more easily recover assets stolen, converted or misappropriated by dishonest employees using a civil cause…

Employee Or Independent Contractor?

22 April 2013 Article by Earl Phillips  How can you be sure the independent contractor you have retained will not be considered an employee?  In a post last year we outlined the importance of the distinction, the consequences if you get it wrong, and the four tests that are typically applied.  We concluded the four tests boiled down to this…