Independent contractor given work requiring long hours

No set hours, but lots of work for contractor
By Stuart Rudner
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 11/08/2017

Question: Are there any employment standards ramifications if an independent contractor has no set hours but must complete a certain amount of work, but the work given requires the contractor to work long hours every day?

Answer: Short answer: no. Since I am expected to fill a good portion of the page, I will elaborate.

If a worker is truly an independent contractor, then her work is not regulated by employment standards legislation. As a result, the rules regarding hours of work, overtime, statutory holidays, vacation, termination, and everything else governed by employment standards legislation do not apply.