Nicole Byres on the purposive interpretation of employment in statutes

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Nicole Byres, Labour & Employment Group Chair, is featured in the September 9, 2011 edition of The Lawyers Weekly. Her article, "The purposive interpretation of ’employment’ in statutes" examines recent decisions in which the definition of ’employment’ has been broadly and liberally interpreted by tribunals and courts with the result that companies are required to give certain non-employees the protections that are afforded employees under employment standards, human rights and health and safety laws.