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Here For a Good Time – Not a Long Time: Navigating the Risks of Interns, Volunteers, Temps and Student Employees

December | Sherrard Kuzz LLP

  1. The “Unpaid Intern” Story
    • When is it lawful to hire an unpaid intern?
    • Co-op students vs volunteers vs interns: What’s the difference and why does it matter?
    • What are the risks?
    • How to use a contract or engagement letter to minimize risk.
  2. Temporary Employees and Summer Students
    • ESA? WSIB? OHSA? What applies and what doesn’t?
    • Legislative changes to the “minimum wage” (ESA) and definition of “worker” (OHSA).
    • Setting expectations at the time of the engagement.
    • How to transition to full-time employment – or end the relationship early.


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