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Employment Law Minute: Are you really an independent contractor?

It’s a common situation, especially in an era of the so-called gig economy.

A company and a worker think they’ve entered into a relationship as an employer and independent contractor.

But that may not be how the courts see it.

In this episode of the Employment Law Minute, Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero – a partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP – explains when a contractor is actually an employee and also explains the consequences of misclassifying your workforce.

Learn more by watching the video above. And if you’re experiencing an issue in the workplace, contact Samfiru Tumarkin LLP by emailing or visit