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A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!

A Constitutional Right to Strike Comes to Canada!

January 30, 2015 A famous labour law professor told me once that sometimes you write decisions or public commission reports with an eye to the future.  Sometimes you…

A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

A Good Day to Revisit the Most Famous Dissent in Labour Law History

January 29, 2015 The Most Famous Dissent in Canadian Labour Law History Revisited On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Saskatchewan v. Saskatchewan Federation…

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)

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…

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…

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…

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