Business owners often want to characterize their staff members as independent contractors to avoid the hassle of having to deal
Why do I need an independent contractor agreement?
When you hire a worker with an independent contractor agreement in Ontario there is a risk that the courts will find your worker was actually an employee and hold you financially liable for any number of payments the worker should have legally been provided. These risks include your business being liable for payroll tax that wasn’t properly deducted from the independent contractor or notice pay owing to the contractor on termination of their employment.
A legally binding independent contractor agreement or independent consultant agreement drafted by a licensed Ontario contract lawyer will help minimize the risk that your employee will found to be an employee. Don’t download a free contractor agreement template for your Ontario business. Supply Law offers affordable flat fee contract drafting services so you can have properly drafted contracts tailored to your Ontario based business.