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As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law

As Strikes Commence at Canadian Universities, a Primer on Picketing Law

Originally Post November 2008, Updated March 1 2015 In November 2008, I wrote a post describing the rules of picketing as a teaching assistant’s strike commenced at York…

Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

Some Legal Thoughts on the Long, Cold Beer Can Strike

February 12, 2015 Earlier this week I was asked to join Matt Galloway on CBC’s Metro Morning to talk about a strike that has dragged on a beer…

Common Law of Employment

Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour…

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,…

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Regulation of Employment (Human Rights, Employment Standards)

Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Has the Court Read Out the Federal Reinstatement Power?

Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Has the Court Read Out the Federal Reinstatement Power?

Original Post: February 23, 2015 Last month, the Federal Court of Appeal issued a surprise decision, ruling that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in Section 240-246 of the Canada…

Guest Blog: Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

Guest Blog:  Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

February 3, 2015 Professor Michael Lynk’s (Western Law) annual “Top Cases of the Year” is a popular feature on the Law of Work Blog.  True, we are into February…

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…

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Awards For Best Blog by a Canadian Law Professor

2011 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner

2010 Canadian Law Blog Finalist

2010 Canadian Law Blog Finalist

2009 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner

2009 Canadian Law Blog Awards Winner

Award for Best New Law Blog in Canada

2008 Award Winner, Best New Law Blog, Best Law Professor Blog, CLawBies