There has been a significant shift in how human resources are being utilized by organizations. The use of predominantly long term, full time employees, has decreased. The use of independent contractors, part-time employees, and temporary employees has increased significantly, and likely, permanently.
This shift has been caused by a combination of factors. Globalization and increased competitive pressures are one factor. New technologies which allow organizations and individuals to more easily distribute and/or find available work is another factor. And finally, changes in generational attitudes towards traditional long term employment might be considered a further factor. All of these factors have contributed to the emergence of what has been called the “Gig Economy”.
Ontario’s employment and labour laws have not kept up with these changes. Current laws are out of sync with how work is being organized and accomplished by employers and individuals. Recently proposed changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws could address some of these issues, but they are a ways from being implemented.
Human resources professionals need to understand how current employment and labour laws apply to these new realities. Care must be taken to ensure legal compliance and mitigate risk. Join us for a breakfast seminar in Toronto to better understand the largest risk issues, most significant developments and management strategies, featuring experienced and specialized Ontario practitioners.
Topics will include:
The legal implications: independent contractor versus employee
When to use each type of worker and what to use them for
Workforce integration of independent contractors
Co-employment risks (including human rights, workers’ compensation, benefits, CPP, EI, and taxation considerations)
Impact of proposed changes to Ontario’s employment and labour laws
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
8.30 to 10.30 am ET
Where Corporate Event Centre
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1 Driving Directions