Stealing staff, contract costly for one firm

Restrictive covenants and contract staff
By Todd Humber
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Background

Outsourcing creates an entirely different employment relationship. Courts have recognized the difference in the relationship between an employee and an outsourcing company and the more traditional relationship between employers and employees.

Outsourcing relationships are often determined by a contract. The employees are considered to be contract employees and work for the client of the employer at the client’s site and under the client’s supervision and direction.