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Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

Unifor’s Toyota Campaign Demonstrates Flaw in Labour Law Model

You may have seen in the media that Unifor (the old Canadian Auto Workers) applied this week to represent employees at Toyota’s three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.…

Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

Are University Football Players “Employees” and Entitled to Unionize?

There was a big decision from the Illinois region of the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, finding that Northwestern University football players are “employees” and therefore entitled to…

Common Law of Employment

“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?…

Is John Tory Wrong When He Says Women Earn Less Because They Negotiate Less?

Is John Tory Wrong When He Says Women Earn Less Because They Negotiate Less?

A local Toronto businessman, lawyer, and would-be politician has (once again) talked his way into…

Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Raises Questions About Employment Law

Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Raises Questions About Employment Law

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that I was certain was just…

Is it Time to Abolish “Reasonable Notice” in Employment Contracts?

Is it Time to Abolish “Reasonable Notice” in Employment Contracts?

A new App that calculates how much  ”reasonable notice” a court would order in a wrongful…

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Regulation of Employment (Human Rights, Employment Standards)

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…

Guest Blog by Michael Lynk: York University Made Correct Call on Accommodation

Guest  Blog by Michael Lynk: York University Made Correct Call on Accommodation

There has been an ongoing debate about a decision of a York University professor to refuse a religious accommodation request by a student to be exempted from an…

Ontario’s Latest Study on the Minimum Wage To Release Report Today: Some Background

Ontario’s Latest Study on the Minimum Wage To Release Report Today: Some Background

Yet another government study of the minimum wage is set to be released today.  This one is chaired by my friend and colleague Anil Verma of the University…

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