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Labour groups contend that the joint employer clause would prevent large organizations from using intermediaries to shed responsibility. (smirart/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Labour groups contend that the joint employer clause would prevent large organizations from using intermediaries to shed responsibility. (smirart/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ontario franchises wary of potential joint employer clause amid labour-law review Add to ...

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The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review has spurred much concern from businesses worried that the province will add regulations that will harm their companies in a bid to protect vulnerable workers. But for the province’s franchisors and franchisees, the idea that they might be deemed “joint employers” has sparked the greatest outrage.

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