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Employment Law Overview in CANADA

Prepare a paper in which you describe the current day environment of employment law in CANADA. Be sure to address the following areas:

a. Interviewing and hiring practices

b. Protecting employer assets (e.g., Intellectual Property/Capital--IP)

c. Impact of Internet (e.g., telecommuting) and globalization

d. Workplace diversity

Additionally, explain the relationship among statutes, regulations, and case law that impact employment.

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a. Interviewing and hiring practices

During the hiring practice in Canada it is important to have a proper, well-drafted contract between the employer and the worker. This contract will establish if the worker is an employee or an independent contractor. If the worker is an independent contractor then the employer will be responsible for paying the government deductions and taxes on payroll (CPP, EHT, and UIC) before paying the worker. In addition, the employer has to take several statutory steps when firing an employee. In other words it is important to establish if the worker is an independent contractor or an employee.
While interviewing candidates for a position, it is recommended that only questions relating to personal traits, skills, performance and past job details directly related to the position you are trying to fill are required. Questions during an interview should be neutral; the questions should not influence answers. The questions should be clearly worded. The answers that are given by the candidates should be evaluated against properly established criteria. Rating scales should be used to bring objectivity to the interviews. The interviewer may use behavior based questions, situation based questions and knowledge based questions to test the response of the candidates.

b. Protecting employer assets (e.g., Intellectual Property/Capital--IP)

In Canada there are laws that give ...

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