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Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

Will the Liberals Turn to Back to Work Legislation Again at York, U of T?

Strikes by teaching assistants at York and U of T are closing in a grim one month anniversary.  Proposed deals bargained by the unions’ bargaining committees at both…

Strike and Bargaining Law 101: York University, U of T Strikes Continue

Strike and Bargaining Law 101: York University, U of T Strikes Continue

March 10, 2015 The CUPE strikes at York University and U of Toronto continue.  Last night CUPE members in 2 of 3 units at York rejected a proposed…

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Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work

Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work

My new book The Law of Work should be out later this summer, in time…

Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour…

Top 10 Most Read Law of Work Posts of 2014

Top 10 Most Read Law of Work Posts of 2014

Originally published on December 3, 2014. It’s that time of the year to wind down…

Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort…

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Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

The 5th Annual Innis Christie Lecture on Labour and Employment Law was presented last fall at Dalhouse Law School in Halifax.  The keynote speaker was my friend Cynthia Estlund of…

Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Has the Court Read Out the Federal Reinstatement Power?

Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Has the Court Read Out the Federal Reinstatement Power?

Original Post: February 23, 2015 Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada…

Guest Blog: Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

Guest Blog:  Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

February 3, 2015 Professor Michael Lynk’s (Western Law) annual “Top Cases of the Year” is a popular feature on the Law of Work Blog.  True, we are into February…

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2011 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner

2010 Canadian Law Blog Finalist

2010 Canadian Law Blog Finalist

2009 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner

2009 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner

Award for Best New Law Blog in Canada

2008 Award Winner, Best New Law Blog, Best Law Professor Blog, CLawBies