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Real Pleadings:   General Motor’s Successful Illegal Strike Application Against Unifor

Real Pleadings: General Motor’s Successful Illegal Strike Application Against Unifor

February 26 2019 The Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a “bottom line” decision today ruling that Unifor and some of its officials acted unlawfully by engaging in an…

My Entry on Harvard’s OnLabor Blog:  “Cross Border Reflections on the Future of Labor Law Reform”

My Entry on Harvard’s OnLabor Blog: “Cross Border Reflections on the Future of Labor Law Reform”

Happy New Year all! For my first entry of the year, I will simply link to a short comparative labour law piece I published this week in the…

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Real Pleadings: Explosive Lawsuit Alleging Systemic Discrimination in Public Service

Real Pleadings: Explosive Lawsuit Alleging Systemic Discrimination in Public Service

A Toronto Star story today describes an interesting lawsuit filed by two women employed in…

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…

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Bill 66: How Politicians Exploit Power in Shaping Employment Standards

Bill 66:  How Politicians Exploit Power in Shaping Employment Standards

April 3 2019 This week the Ontario Conservative government passed Bill 66, with the typical silly name “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019″.  This is an omnibus bill that…

Heller v. Uber: Some Thoughts from Ontario on Uber’s Arbitration Clause

Heller v. Uber: Some Thoughts from Ontario on Uber’s Arbitration Clause

 January 7 2019 By now, you have no doubt heard about the big Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Heller v. Uber Technologies, released as the first decision…

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…

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