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A Cross Country Update on the Card-Check versus Mandatory Ballots Debate in Canada

A Cross Country Update on the Card-Check versus Mandatory Ballots Debate in Canada

October 3 2018 I’m heading to Harvard Law School next week for the Clean Slate Project meetings to do a talk on the state of Canadian labour law,…

Tweet of the Day:  “Economists are Starting to Suspect that Unions Were a Better Deal than Textbooks Made Them Out To Be”

Tweet of the Day: “Economists are Starting to Suspect that Unions Were a Better Deal than Textbooks Made Them Out To Be”

September 24 2018 This is my absolute new favourite headline on #IndustrialRelations and #LabourEconomists.   The accompanying article provides a nice, brief summary of the long-standing debates about…

Common Law of Employment

Tears Are Not Enough: Court of Appeal Tosses Aggravated Damages Award

Tears Are Not Enough: Court of Appeal Tosses Aggravated Damages Award

October 28 2018 A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision reminds us that balling…

Professor Hugh Collins (Oxford) on Redefining Worker Status in Employment Law

Professor Hugh Collins (Oxford) on Redefining Worker Status in Employment Law

Presently, most statutes designed to protect workers apply only to “employees” engaged pursuit to a…

Announcing the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award Winner

Announcing the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award Winner

May 2 2018 Professor Alison Braley-Rattai of Brock University’s Department of Labour Studies is the…

Fantastic Job Opportunity to do Research Work in Glasgow on Precarious Work and Law

Fantastic Job Opportunity to do Research Work in Glasgow on Precarious Work and Law

  April 13 2018 Professor Ruth Dukes of Glasgow School of Law, my good friend and…

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Should Wage Stealing Bosses Be Imprisoned?

Should Wage Stealing Bosses Be Imprisoned?

I have reported in the past on a number of deadbeat employers in Ontario who have been imprisoned for failure to comply with orders to pay wages to…

On French Stereotypes and the Case of the “Aggressive” Milestones Waiter

On French Stereotypes and the Case of the “Aggressive” Milestones Waiter

March 28 2018 A curious little case out of British Columbia recently made international news.  I first read about the case in The Guardian from England, and later…

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…

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