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Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?

Bill 148:  On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?

June 10, 2017 The much anticipated Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was introduced last week.  It has received a mix of praise and derision from labour groups…

Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposals

Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1):  A Look at the Unionization Proposals

May 26 2017 The long-awaited final report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released this week.  The Report was written by two experienced labour lawyers representing both sides of…

Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

Random Thoughts for the Weekend:  On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

May 19, 2017 Here’s a wrap up of a few issues to ponder that came up this week in the Law of Work.  Have a great long weekend! Can My…

Job Boards are Rampant with Illegal Job Ads. Should Anything be Done?

Job Boards are Rampant with Illegal Job Ads.  Should Anything be Done?

May 4 2017 Hat-tip to lawyer Jeff Dutton at @DuttonHRLaw for noting a job ad posted on the job posting website Indeed that was seeking:  “a few ladies and a…

Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal

Chapman v. GPM Investment: $330K Breach by Employer Not a Constructive Dismissal

April 18, 2017 A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal serves as a good reminder of an important point made in Chapter 15 of The Law of Work…

Judge Refuses Injunction to Stop Alcohol & Drug Testing at TTC

Judge Refuses Injunction to Stop Alcohol & Drug Testing at TTC

April 5 2017 Another step was taken in the long-standing conflict at the Toronto Transit Commission over the employer’s right to randomly test employees for alcohol and drugs.   This week,…

Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star…

Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

Alan Bogg (Oxford) on Freedom of Association

Professor Alan Bogg of Oxford has a new paper exploring freedom of association that draws heavily on recent developments in Canada and that engages with the scholarship of University of…

TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees: Arbitrator

TTC’s Twitter Account Failed Employees:  Arbitrator

July 28 2016 An interesting arbitration award was issued the other day that found that the Toronto Transit Commission violated employees’ collective agreement rights and the Human Rights Code in the manner…

Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

July 14 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada did today what most employer lawyers expected they’d do when it ruled that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in the Canada Labour Code ousted…

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