LABOUR PROTECTION FOR SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS

Judy Fudge
1969 Just Labour : A Canadian Journal of Work and Society  
Self-employed workers have an legal ambiguous status. Traditionally self-employment is equated with entrepreneurship and legally it is considered to be a form of independent contracting and thus outside the ambit of labour protection and collective bargaining laws. But the evidence suggests that most of the self-employed, especially those who do not employ other workers, are much more like employees than they are like entrepreneurs. Instead of attempting to draw a new line between employment
more » ... independent contracting for the purpose of determining the scope of labour protection, collective bargaining, and social insurance laws, all workers, including the self-employed, who depend on the sale of their capacity to work should be covered by these laws, unless there are compelling public policy reasons for a narrower definition.
doi:10.25071/1705-1436.166 fatcat:lhqfnuwjfrhlxdmaa7l6plqh5e