When is a contractor an employee?

Recent Alberta case identifies tests used to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor
By Brian Kreissl
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Several tests have been developed and used by the courts over the years to determine whether an individual is truly an employee or an independent contractor. While some of these tests have fallen out of favour to some extent, a recent case in Alberta suggests that, rather than looking at only one or two of these tests in isolation, courts can apply all of these methodologies simultaneously to determine whether a worker is an employee or a contractor.


Following the case of