Employment

When Can Employers Legally Impose Drug Testing After Workplace Incidents?

When Can Employers Legally Impose Drug Testing After Workplace Incidents?

In April 2018, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released their decision in Canadian Energy Workers’ Association v ATCO Electric Ltd, a case concerning the legality of drug and alcohol testing. This constitutes yet another case requiring the Court to balance the privacy rights of employees and the importance of maintaining safe workplaces.

Independent Contractor vs Employee: A Costly Difference

Independent Contractor vs Employee: A Costly Difference

Independent contractor versus employee, they may seem easy to distinguish but are you sure you know the difference?  The difference between the two can have huge financial implications and liabilities for both the employer and worker if a court or Canada Revenue Agency determines that an independent contractor is more like an employee.