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Part-time, Casual and Other Atypical Workers: A Legal View


Geoffrey England

April 1, 1987

Most academic labour lawyers in Canada are used to focussing their attention on the “traditional” employment relationship in which workers are more or less permanently employed by a single employer and regularly work forty or so hours per week. This paper focusses attention on the “Baker Street irregulars” of the labour market, to use a Sherlockian analogy. These are workers who do not fit the mould of the “traditional” employment relationship.

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