Should labour standards cover self-employed workers?

Policy-makers challenged to find solutions targeting truly vulnerable
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/20/2009

In February 2005, the Federal Labour Standards Review published a consultation paper looking at what forms of work should be covered by labour standards legislation. This included questions about:

• whether the scope of the legislation should be extended so some or all provisions cover self-employed workers who have no employees working for them

• whether “employee” should be defined in labour standards legislation (and, if so, how broad this definition should be and what types of work relationships it should encompass)