October 2020 - Sotos Class Actions

Overlooked and Underpaid: Misclassifying “Managers” as Overtime Exempt


With more than 30% of Canadians working in the gig economy, the problem of employment misclassification is one that is increasingly in the spotlight. Cases like the one brought against Uber in Canada highlight how workers (mis)classified as independent contractors are vulnerable to labour abuses and exploitation; but there is another group of workers who […]

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Contactless Payment: Don’t Fear the Skimmer

A longtime family friend of mine worked in the banking industry at the time when credit cards were being rolled out in Canada. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he would drive from town to town in rural Ontario to convince skeptical bank employees that it was possible to buy groceries with a 3″ […]

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