By Chelsea Gibson, BA, LLB and Kevin Thompson, B.Sc.
The type of contract the employment relationship falls under is not determined solely by the terminology used in the contract itself. The overall character of the employment is the determining factor for whether a contract is considered fixed-term or one of indefinite duration. A written employment agreement, regardless of duration, is prudent from a business perspective. Establishing the nature of the employment from the outset in clear and understandable language will help alleviate issues when the season ends and employment must end for the winter in one way or another.
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