Contract Jobs, ‘Flexible’ Work Open Door for Employer Abuses – – Mobile

“People don’t hire into permanent positions anymore, it’s constantly a sea of contract after contract,” said the 28-year-old, who currently works for a community engagement firm.

Vermeulen’s situation isn’t uncommon. Since the late 1980s, Statistics Canada data has documented a growing number of workers who are self-employed, working part-time, casually or seasonally.

And despite the perks in this type of flexible work, government failure to adapt worker protection legislation to the new reality has left many of those workers vulnerable to abuse by employers

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