Here is one example though I mean to ask this in a general sense:
I had an interview where we agreed on the pay rate of $27/hr. In my contract the pay rate was written as $25.92/hr. When I pointed out there was a mistake they said since they pay 4% vacation pay (which is required by the government) this amounts to the $27/hr.
I feel this was misleading. Is this normal?
Roughly speaking, can someone argue they are getting paid more or less if they are a contractor because they can claim business expenses and report their own tax? Or is this confused?
In summary, when a pay rate is agreed upon, it means just what it say, before taxes or deductions or vacation pay etc. isn't this right?