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Canadian Tire case blurs lines between independent contractors and employees

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 2:05 PM | By Eric Ito

The blurring of lines between independent contractors and employees has been a steady trend in Canadian employment law. Consistent with that trend, a recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal has brought the two worlds even closer together.

In Mohamed v. Information Systems Architects Inc. 2018 ONCA 428, the defendant Information Systems Architects Inc. (ISA) hired Mitchum Mohamed as an independent contractor for a fixed term of six months. His role was to provide consulting services to Canadian Tire on ISA’s behalf.

One month after...