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What Would Bill C-377 Look Like if it ACTUALLY Treated Unions Like Other Organizations that Receive Public Funding?

What Would Bill C-377 Look Like if it ACTUALLY Treated Unions Like Other Organizations that Receive Public Funding?

Here’s a fun exercise for law students.  Revise a Bill to make it better align with what the Bill’s supporters claim is the purpose of the law.  We…

TWO Job Postings for a Labour & Employment Law Professor in Canada

TWO Job Postings for a Labour & Employment Law Professor in Canada

The beautifully located University of Victoria law school has posted a tenure stream position targeting Labour and Employment Law.  Here is the job posting. My former colleague in…

Common Law of Employment

What Happens When a Job Applicant Lies During the Recruitment Process?

What Happens When a Job Applicant Lies During the Recruitment Process?

The sexy topic of fraudulent misrepresentation by a worker was in the news this week,…

An Employment Law Puzzle: On Condonation, Pay Cuts, Consideration, and Waivers

An Employment Law Puzzle:  On Condonation, Pay Cuts, Consideration, and Waivers

Here’s an advanced employment law question that came up in discussions I’ve had in the…

Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse…

Boucher v. Walmart: Court of Appeal Confirms an Implied Obligation of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Employment Contracts

Boucher v. Walmart: Court of Appeal Confirms an Implied Obligation of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Employment Contracts

The Ontario Court of Appeal issued an interesting employment law decision last week that considered…

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Regulation of Employment (Human Rights, Employment Standards)

Will You Take Harry Arthurs’ Pledge to Work towards Ending the Embarrassing Ford Brothers Reign in Toronto?

Will You Take Harry Arthurs’ Pledge to Work towards Ending the Embarrassing Ford Brothers Reign in Toronto?

With apologies to the non-Toronto readers, and for an entry not directly related to work law, below is a challenge to Torontonians from legendary labour law giant Harry…

It’s Mostly Women Who Will Pay for Hudak’s ’100,000 Job Losses’ Plan

It’s Mostly Women Who Will Pay for Hudak’s ’100,000 Job Losses’ Plan

Many of my students aren’t even aware that there is an election looming in Ontario.  That’s hardly surprising given the low voter turnout generally in the 18-25 age…

Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

Could Law Firms Refuse to Hire Graduates of a Religious-Based Law School?

The Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario’s governing legal body for lawyers, is set to debate and vote today on whether to accredit the proposed law school at…

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