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YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

YUFA and York University Reach a Tentative Agreement

Soooo, I was in the process of writing a blog entry about the legalities of a strike vote scheduled to take place this week at York University when…

Does the City of Toronto Intend to Impose a New Contract on City Workers?

Does the City of Toronto Intend to Impose a New Contract on City Workers?

January 29, 2016 The media is reporting today that the City of Toronto has requested what is known as a “No Board Report” from the Minister of Labour…

Common Law of Employment

What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in…

Is Drinking Wine at Lunch Grounds for Summary Dismissal?

Is Drinking Wine at Lunch Grounds for Summary Dismissal?

In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that an employer had wrongfully dismissed…

Does an Employer’s Financial Situation Influence Reasonable Notice Periods?

Does an Employer’s Financial Situation Influence Reasonable Notice Periods?

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently addressed an old debate in employment law:  if an employer…

My New Book ‘The Law of Work’ is Finally Out!

My New Book ‘The Law of Work’ is Finally Out!

Today’s the day that my book The Law of Work is finally, officially released!! Check…

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Regulation of Employment (Human Rights, Employment Standards)

What if Ella the Selfie – Taking Monkey Were an Employee?

What if Ella the Selfie – Taking Monkey Were an Employee?

Come on!  A monkey selfie!  Did you see this story about the legal battle over ownership of a photo taken by a monkey who stumbled upon a camera…

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

November 10 2015 Cross-reference to  Law of Work text:   Chapter 2: The Law of What? Employment, Self-Employment, and Everything in Between With power comes responsibility.  Is that from Spiderman? The…

The Top LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law is Starting Soon

The Top LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law is Starting Soon

We are gearing up now for a new cohort of students in our Osgoode Hall Law School specialist LLM degree in labour and employment law, which will begin…

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