Agent was contractor, but still entitled to notice pay

Employer had significant control over him
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Recently, perhaps reflecting the growth of the home office and other “extra-office” work relationships, the courts have been defining an intermediate category between permanent employment and independent contractors. In this middle territory, a person can be a contractor but still be entitled to reasonable notice.

An interesting example arose recently in Orleans, Ontario. During his six-year tenure with Re/Max Real Estate, Doug Job, now 42, had started out as an employee but then signed several agreements stipulating that he was a contractor.

However, while he was responsible for reimbursing Re/Max for liability-insurance premiums and for paying his own expenses, Job was also obliged to follow Re/Max procedures and work expressly for them, on their premises.