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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

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…

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…

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

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

An Edmonton woman who says she’s being discriminated against because she has 22 visible piercings is reigniting the debate about workplace dress codes.  Kendra Behringer, 24, complained that…

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…

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…

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