Rule of employment must be kept (On Law)

Make sure to cover your bases when engaging a temporary employee
By Daniel Lublin
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/22/2007

Good talent is hard to find, especially with the unemployment rate at a generational low. With the scales of supply and demand tipped heavily in the employee’s favour, it’s no wonder many companies have turned to temporary employees to fill the next empty cubicle.

But just as fast as a temporary employee’s tenure can come to an end, the associated legal issues will land on HR’s desk. Fortunately, however, Canadian employers get to call all the legal shots — as long as they don’t misfire with them.

There are a number of things an employer can do to protect itself while keeping its obligations to temporary employees.