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Carole McAfee Wallace

Carole McAfee Wallace
Carole McAfee Wallace is a partner at Fernandes Hearn LLP, and can be reached at 416-203-9551. This column is intended for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
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    Opinion: Are you in an ‘exclusive’ business relationship?

    September 9, 2019 by Carole McAfee Wallace

    Many companies engage independent contractors to perform services. And when the relationship turns sour, the parties often fight over whether the independent contractor is actually an employee who’s entitled to notice of termination and other benefits.

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    Think twice before you write a reference letter

    April 1, 2019 by Carole McAfee Wallace

    A positive reference letter can seem like a welcome favor for a long-term employee, but a recent court case illustrates why fleet managers may want to think twice before writing such a document. It all began with a blocked route.

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    Human rights to be considered before hiring

    October 2, 2018 by Carole McAfee Wallace

    Terminated employees have been known to raise human rights complaints, claiming that a termination should have been prohibited under applicable human rights legislation, or that an employer failed to accommodate a disability to the point of undue hardship. A recent

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    Are your contractors independent enough?

    May 8, 2018 by Carole McAfee Wallace

    Independent contractor relationships are common in the trucking industry. They are particularly attractive in the case of owner-operators who supply a truck and driver to a carrier, or for sales agents who want to set their own schedule and be paid based on the sales they bring in.

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