Employing temporary workers comes with its own legal responsibilities

Make sure to cover your bases when engaging a temporary employee
By Daniel Lublin
|Canadian Employment Law Today

Good talent is hard to find, especially with the unemployment rate at a generational low. With the scales of supply and demand tipped heavily in the employee’s favour, it’s no wonder companies are turning to temporary employees to staff the next cubicle. But just as fast as a temporary employee’s tenure can come to an end, the associated legal issues can land on the employer’s desk. Fortunately, Canadian employers get to call all the legal shots; as long as they don’t misfire.

There are some things the employer can do to protect itself while keeping its obligations to temporary employees.

Create a fixed term contract.