Tag: reasonable notice

When Must Individual Contractors Receive Reasonable Notice?

By Donna Gallant A recent appeal court decision demonstrates once again that defining work relationships is far from an exact science. Somewhere on the spectrum between employees and independent contractors, we have seen the emergence of “dependent contractors.” What hasn’t been entirely clear is how one determines “dependent contractor” status.  Nor what that status means […]

Supreme Court Reverses Largest Wrongful Dismissal Punitive Damages Award in Canadian History

By Kate McNeill, Kelly McDermott, and Donovan Plomp McCarthy Tetrault On Friday, June 27, 2008, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Honda Canada Inc. v. Keays, reversing the largest award of punitive damages in a wrongful dismissal action in Canadian history. The decision is very favorable for employers. Background Kevin Keays […]