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Guest Blog:  Professor Emeritus Roy Adams on Protecting the Right of College Teachers to Strike

Guest Blog: Professor Emeritus Roy Adams on Protecting the Right of College Teachers to Strike

 February 13 2018 Professor Emeritus Roy Adams (McMaster) has been a dogged advocate of the movement to treat labour rights as human rights for many years.   His…

Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Struck Down at Teck Coal

Random Drug & Alcohol Testing Struck Down at Teck Coal

  February 1 2018 This week, a senior arbitrator in British Columbia ruled that Tech Coal’s random drug and alcohol testing policy violated the collective agreement with the…

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I’m Teaching a Weekend Employment Law Course

I’m Teaching a Weekend Employment Law Course

  In a moment of insanity, I agreed to teach a weekend long crash course…

Still Time to Submit Your Paper for the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award

Still Time to Submit Your Paper for the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award

Here’s a reminder to scholars and graduate students to consider submitting a paper for the…

We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education

We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education

In my job as a work law professor, I occassionally come across “test banks” for…

Can an Employer Refuse a “Discretionary” Bonus to a Terminated Employee?

Can an Employer Refuse a “Discretionary” Bonus to a Terminated Employee?

In a recent decision from British Columbia, the Court was asked whether it is a…

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Solving the Mystery of the Waitress Who Was “Reinstated” for “Not Smiling Enough”

Solving the Mystery of the Waitress Who Was “Reinstated” for “Not Smiling Enough”

A headline in the National Post today proclaims that a waitress fired for “not smiling enough” was reinstated “by court”.  Reminds me of a case I worked on…

On Tim Hortons, Minimum Wage, Conspiracy, and Unlawful Reprisals

On Tim Hortons, Minimum Wage, Conspiracy, and Unlawful Reprisals

Happy new year! This story from the CBC on a Tim Horton’s franchisee penalizing its employees by taking away a list of contractual entitlements and blaming it on…

My Review of Bill 148 ESA Reforms (With Just a Little Snarky Commentary)

My Review of Bill 148 ESA Reforms (With Just a Little Snarky Commentary)

Quick Bill 148 Summary of Employment Standards and OHSA Reforms The new Bill 148 amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act are far ranging and important.  Bill 148…

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