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Campbell v. Wheatley, 2004 CarswellSask 423 (Sask. Q.B.)

Shelley Campbell and B&B Hydroponics entered into a written agreement of employment in February 2002 that she would work for the company for at least 40 hours per week at $13.50 per hour. The agreement was to last for at least one year.

Scott Wheatley owned B&B but his primary occupation was as a general painting contractor. He testified the working relationship deteriorated very quickly. Campbell’s work habits left much to be desired, said Wheatley, and he had a lot of difficulty reconciling inventory and the cash float always seemed to be $10 or $15 short.