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Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115

Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115

April 21, 2016 The Ontario government’s legislation restricting collective bargaining and the right to strike of hundreds of school board employees, including teachers and administrative workers, violated those…

Congratulations to Professor Roy Adams on LERA Fellow Award

Congratulations to Professor Roy Adams on LERA Fellow Award

Congratulations to Canada’s own Professor Roy Adams, who was recently awarded a prestigious American Labor and Employment Relations Association Fellow Award for scholars. The Fellow Award is awarded…

Common Law of Employment

May Cheng (aka my spouse) is the 2016 Recipient of the WLAO President’s Award

May Cheng (aka my spouse) is the 2016 Recipient of the WLAO President’s Award

My super amazing spouse, May Cheng, has been recognized again for her tireless work on…

Howard v. Benson Group: No Mitigation Required When Fixed Term Contract Terminated Early

Howard v. Benson Group:  No Mitigation Required When Fixed Term Contract Terminated Early

This entry relates to material covered in The Law of Work book in Chapter 11…

Muntean v. Enablence: Wrongful Dismissal Damages Without a Termination?

Muntean v. Enablence:  Wrongful Dismissal Damages Without a Termination?

Sean Bawden over at Labour Pains blog let time know about a very odd little…

Court Rules “Dependent Contractors” Entitled to 26 Month’s Reasonable Notice

Court Rules “Dependent Contractors” Entitled to 26 Month’s Reasonable Notice

February 23, 2016 A textbook example of the legal distinction between employees, dependent contractors, and…

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Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Cross-Reference to The Law of Work Book This entry relates to the scope of the definition of Disability and Sex discrimination under Human Rights Law, which is explored…

Look! This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus?

Look!  This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus?

I’m goofing around with my Employment Law class, discussing the whacky, incoherent, exclusions from employment standards legislation in this country.  It’s always fun. Try your hand at this…

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…

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