By Peter Snell In Canada, the discussion of the separation of a franchisor from its franchisees’ local employment decisions has surfaced in a number of recent cases. Among these, some cases have questioned which of the two entities should share legal liability with regard to any human rights complaints, wrongful dismissals, union claims and/or relevant employment standards issues.
By Cassandra Da Re
The franchisor’s ‘playbook,’ i.e. the operations manual contains a variety of policies, procedures, specifications, standards, step-by-step instructions, guides, methods and training tools.
By Andraya Frith
Q: What does joint employer status mean? Andraya says: Joint employer status involves a finding—under either common law or a statutory test—that two companies are ‘common employers’ or ‘related employers’ of the staff of one of them.
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