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College Instructors Overwhelmingly Reject Employers’ “Final Offer”.  Now What?

College Instructors Overwhelmingly Reject Employers’ “Final Offer”. Now What?

November 16 2017 The college instructors represented by OPSEU have soundly rejected the College Employer Council’s proposed collective agreement put to them in a forced “final offer vote”.…

Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York

Major Graduate Student Symposium on Labour Issues at York

The Global Labour Research Centre (of which I am a faculty associate) at York University is hosting its annual Graduate Student Symposium on October 26-27.  Looks like a…

Common Law of Employment

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…

Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”

Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”

I’m very excited to announce the new annual Law of Work Best Paper Award, which…

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British Employment Appeals Tribunal Finds Uber Drivers are Employees of Uber

British Employment Appeals Tribunal Finds Uber Drivers are Employees of Uber

November 10, 2017 A British Tribunal has upheld the decision finding that Uber drivers are “workers” (i.e.  employees) and not independent contractors and therefore are entitled to minimum wage…

Can an Employee Be Fired for Giving the Prime Minister the Finger?

Can an Employee Be Fired for Giving the Prime Minister the Finger?

An employee who gave the finger to President Trump while she was on a bike ride has been fired.   Juli Briskman worked for a marketing company in Virginia,…

Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?

Should Ontario Introduce New Prohibited Grounds Into Human Rights Code?

Former Law Dean, now MPP Natalie Des Rosiers has proposed reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code that would add four new prohibited grounds, including:  genetics, immigration status,…

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