I was just wondering what to do. I have worked for the same company for 8 years as self employed. Have file me taxes as

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Customer: I was just wondering what to do. I have worked for the same company for 8 years as self employed. Have file me taxes as self employed as this is the way that the person I worked for want it done and back then i need the Job. Employer was audit in the summer of 2019 and we were deemed to be employees so we I was Issued a T4 for 2019 with CPP and EI amount deducted. My question is should I not be issued an ROE for 2019 if she decided on May 27th to let me go with no warning at all.
JA: Have you discussed the termination with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: know i have not
JA: Are you an "at will" employee? Do you belong to a union?
Customer: I don't belong to a union. This is a small office that I have work in for 8years
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I really don't know I have worked all my life and file taxes all I want was a ROE so I could file for EI as it is going to be hard to find a job right now
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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am an Ontario lawyer who can answer EI questions.

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Yes, your employer should issue an ROE to you within 5 days after your last day of work and can be fined by the Federal government if they do not. You can try to contact your employer now to have them issue one to you. If they do not cooperate, you can complete a Request for Record of Employment Form with Service Canada who will contact your employer on your behalf to get the ROE.

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I received a letter from my former employer tax lawyer or partner saying I am not entitled to a ROE
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Did the letter explain why ?

Customer
Not really in one part of the letter it is stating that I was an employee from Jan 1 2018 up to November 29th 2019 and on my T4 for 2019 it has an amount for CPP and EI. Not my fault that she got audit and was caught and CRA deemed us as employees and she had to pay up to government for CPP and EI. You can't cheat the system for ever
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Not sure what happened to dec 2019 as I have been working for her right up to March 16th when office was closed for covid19
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I text her on May 25th to see when office was going to open. She text we back not planning on open again come over and I will explain. Went over on May 27th and was informed not planning on opening hand me my belongings from my desk and ask for key back. After 8 years of working for the same person on contract so T4A and on T4 for 2018 and 2019
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But all other employees are still there
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All I wanted was ROE in case it could give me a few extra months of EI while I try to find a job which is going to be hard right now
Customer
Now I am on CERB and if it is not extended I will not have any income
Customer
I did even get a week pay or anything just by
Customer
Even if I was on contract for 6 of my 8 years there. This has been my full time job for the last 8 years. First 6 years 5 days a week and the last 2 years 4 days a week
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I understand and I am sorry to hear about how the company has treated you.

It sounds like your employer is not acknowledging that you were indeed an "employee" so I suggest that you put in the Request for ROE form and let Service Canada handle your employer. Your ROE should indicate your last day of work to be March 16, 2020

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Work during tax season and had to work a fees Saturday and we were told it part of the job so we would get paid for working on Saturday
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I would apply for EI benefits anyways after your CERB is finished even without the ROE so you can establish your EI claim as soon as possible. When you apply, you can indicate you are missing the ROE and Service Canada will help you get the ROE.

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Hi - I am following up to see if you have any further questions for me.

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Hello - Please let me know if you still require my assistance so that I know whether or not to keep your inquiry open.

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Hi - Since I have not heard back from you, I will be concluding your inquiry within 24 hours .

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I am still thinking about things. Should I just call or fill out forms on labor board or just go to Service Ontario with my T4 and file and let them get my T4 for 2019
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JJL11, Expert

I am not sure I understand - To get a T4 for 2019, you should go to Canada Revenue Agency, not Service Ontario and when say Labour Board, are you referring to the Employment Insurance office or some other government branch to help you get some other sort of remedy other than an ROE ?

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Good morning - I am following up to see if you have any further questions for me.

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Hi - Since i have not heard back from you, I will be concluding your inquiry in 24 hours .

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