On June 18, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 (“Bill 24”). The purpose of Bill 24 was to validate an earlier regulation, the Employment
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In the Ontario Labour Relation Board’s (“OLRB”) first decision concerning workers in the “gig ‎economy”, the OLRB held that Foodora Inc. (“Foodora”) couriers are “dependent contractors” under ‎the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). As dependent
Continue Reading The rubber hits the road: the Ontario Labour Relations Board holds that Foodora couriers are ‎dependent contractors ‎