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Guest Blog:  Professor Roy Adams Case Comment:  “Shall Not Be Moved: The Supreme Court’s MPAO Decision”

Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams Case Comment: “Shall Not Be Moved: The Supreme Court’s MPAO Decision”

January 23, 2015 Professor Roy Adams is one of the leading voices on international labour law, and one of the most vocal advocates of the move towards international…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Limiting RCMP’s Right to Collective Bargaining

Published January 16, 2015 A couple of big Supreme Court of Canada decisions on freedom of association were released today.  In the first, Mounted Police Association of Ontario v.…

Common Law of Employment

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…

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…

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The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlements

The Target Collapse and Employee Entitlements

January 22, 2015 I went into a Target only once, out of curiosity, and I didn’t get it.  Basically a Zellers with a red smock, but with less…

Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

Should Employers Be Permitted to Discriminate on the Basis of Appearance?

Originally published on October 14, 2014 An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress…

Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Cases

Texts as Evidence in Human Rights Cases

Ever sent a quick text to someone without really thinking too carefully about the implications of what you are saying? It is now commonplace for text messages to…

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