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08-16-2012, 07:45 AM
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Crottenham
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Originally Posted by PhlyerPhanatic View Post
The only way they are considered an employee is if they are named on a payroll..which I doubt is the case..labour laws or not. The funds come from a team expense account..not payroll issued. Therefore not technically "employees" in the definition.
Not really correct. The CRA has a number of factors they consider when determining if someone is an employee or not. Do they have a permanent establishment (office, stall) with the employer for example? Do they take instruction on a regular basis from the employer? Do they have other means of income?

One can be paid via Accounts Payable after presenting an invoice similiar to a consultant, but still ultimately be deemed to be an employee by CRA.

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