New pages to help workers in the gig economy

November 13, 2020

As a worker, figuring out if you're an independent contractor or an employee is important. The answer affects your legal rights, steps you can take to enforce them, and how you pay income tax. Yet the question is often tricky, as there are several factors in play. We've got a new page to help: Are you an independent contractor? The page includes scenarios to help you story match, to better understand your situation. Here's an example.

On our new page, learn whether Andrew is an independent contractor or an employee.

This page is part of our expanded coverage for those working in the gig economy. Other new pages include options for alternative work arrangementsrequesting flexible work (including a template letter to make the request), and the legal issues in play if you're self-employed.

Many thanks to lawyers Trevor Thomas and Richard Johnson for reviewing the new pages for legal accuracy. (And congrats to them and David Brown on opening up their new law firm, Ascent Employment Law!)

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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