The fine line between employee and temp

Staffing agencies can be an effective tool for employers to reduce costs if they minimize their liability for agency workers
By Anthony Moffatt
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 05/06/2009

Who’s the boss?

Staffing agencies have become a significant source of labour for many employers, particularly because they can reduce cost and the effort of managing the workforce. Agencies do the recruiting, hiring and paying of the workers while the business simply pays the agency and benefits from the work being done.