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RIP:   Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

We had very sad this sumer that a labour law giant passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away while visiting his daughter…

City of Guelph Locks Out Its’ Bus Drivers

City of Guelph Locks Out Its’ Bus Drivers

People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock…

Common Law of Employment

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…

I’m Off to Hong Kong! See You in Late May.

I’m Off to Hong Kong!  See You in Late May.

I’m heading to Hong Kong for a mix of research related interviews on supply chain…

“Give Me A Raise, or I Quit”. Is that a Quit if the Employer Declines the Raise?

“Give Me A Raise, or I Quit”.  Is that a Quit if the Employer Declines the Raise?

If an employee says “I quit” and storms out of the workplace, have they quit?…

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Regulation of Employment (Human Rights, Employment Standards)

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…

At last, the Human Rights Tribunal Gets it Right! Employers Can’t Pay Disabled Workers $1 per Hour

At last, the Human Rights Tribunal Gets it Right! Employers Can’t Pay Disabled Workers $1 per Hour

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, after a period of some confusion, has now sorted out that its a violation of the Human Rights Code for an employer to…

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