Employment and Contractor Agreements: Negotiating the Ideal Contract

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 @ 7:30pm


Location: Markham Convergence Centre, 7271 Warden Ave, Ontario (New Location!!!)

Fee: $15 per person

Registration: https://peoyork2015employmentandcontractagreements.eventbrite.com

Businesses are now often relying on carefully drafted agreements in order to restrict and minimize their workers’ entitlements. For example, the agreement may provide that the worker is not entitled to their annual bonus if they resign. Similarly, the agreement may provide that the worker is not entitled to any notice if they are dismissed within their first three months of employment. For an individual who left their secure employment of 12 years to join a new company, it can be a harsh reality to find themselves suddenly unemployed without any notice.
Before accepting any position, promotion, or other working opportunity, it is important that you understand the upsides and downsides of the proposed agreement. A successful engineer will always negotiate the best possible contract, in the current market.

At this seminar, we will discuss:

  • whether you should be an employee or an independent contractor
  • how to best define the terms of your compensation package in the agreement (including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, mileage, commissions, benefits, etc.)
  • how to deal with resignations and terminations in the agreement
  • clauses and language to watch out for

OCT22Christine Ashton is an associate with Wilson Vukelich LLP in its litigation group. Christine’s practice is devoted to the areas of labour and employment law, tax litigation, and related litigation.

Christine represents unionized and non-unionized employers in all aspects of labour and employment law. She is thoroughly versed in issues surrounding the employment relationship from hiring, discipline, compensation, performance management, workplace health and safety, human rights, through to termination. Christine is frequently engaged in the preparation of employment contracts, manuals, and policies, conducting workplace investigations, and providing client training workshops. Christine also provides advice and advocacy to executives and professionals on employment matters. Prior to joining Wilson Vukelich, Christine articled with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Refreshments will be provided. Friends and family are also welcome. Networking encouraged!

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Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director – PEO York Chapter
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