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Can a worker’s salary be scaled back when accommodating an injury? • The difference between employees and contractors
By Peter Israel
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Can a worker’s salary be scaled back when accommodating an injury?

Question:

We have a salaried employee in Ontario who has given us a doctor’s note that states he is only able to work 70 per cent of his previous capacity. While we are able to spread the added workload around for a short period of time, we do not feel it is sustainable over an extended period. Do we have to continue paying this employee full-time pay or are we able to scale his salary back?

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