Training 2: Challenges in the GIG economy

Issues to be covered in this training include:

  • What are the pros and cons of the GIG Economy?
  • How can we differentiate between employees and contractors? Factors to consider. Legal test applied in Canada.
  • Examples of litigation on this area.
  • The appearance of new figures in between employees and contractors.
  • Unpaid internships: pros, cons and alternatives.

Reading List

Employee or Independent Contractor? Understanding alternative work arrangements – and how to structure them


Employee or Independent Contractor A global perspective


Worker misclassification and independent contractors The Canadian, US and UK perspective