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Big Changes are Coming to Law of Work Blog .. Stay Tuned!

Big Changes are Coming to Law of Work Blog .. Stay Tuned!

After 11 Years, It’s Time for a Re-Fresh…  Stayed Tuned I started this little law blog in 2008. Back then, law blogs were a relatively new thing.  I don’t recall…

Congratulations to Queens Professor Bradley Weinberg Who Takes Home the Law of Work Award

Congratulations to Queens Professor Bradley Weinberg Who Takes Home the Law of Work Award

A couple of years ago, I offered to sponsor an annual Law of Work Award that would be awarded to the best paper submitted for the Canadian Industrial Relations Association…

Is Alberta’s UCP Party Importing American Style Union Dues Laws?

Is Alberta’s UCP Party Importing American Style Union Dues Laws?

April 23 2019 Is Alberta’s Newly Elected United Conservative Party Looking to the U.S. for Inspiration on Union Dues Law? Last week the people of Alberta elected the right-wing United Conservative…

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 of the…

Amazon’s Direct Line to Doug Ford Reminiscent of Mike Harris’s 1990s Lovefest With Walmart

Amazon’s Direct Line to Doug Ford Reminiscent of Mike Harris’s 1990s Lovefest With Walmart

You have to hand it to Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford.  At least he is open about how he gives special privileged access to giant American corporations.  Some politicians might be…

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 your eyes out when you are fired is not “evidence” of psychological harm resulting from…

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, with an…

A Successful Strike Vote is All That Stands in the Way of Employer Imposing Contract Terms

A Successful Strike Vote is All That Stands in the Way of Employer Imposing Contract Terms

September 16 2018 At York University, where I work, not a single full-time faculty member wants there to be a work stoppage.  I presume neither does the employer.   Lord…

Unifor Posts Photos of Replacement Workers as Gander Lockout Drags On

Unifor Posts Photos of Replacement Workers as Gander Lockout Drags On

 September 10, 2018 Unionized workers in Gander have been locked out by a Kansas-based company called D-J Composites since December 2016.  Let that sink in.  For almost two years, the…

A Wrongful Dismissal Case and the Absence of a Right of Employees to Act Collectively

A Wrongful Dismissal Case and the Absence of a Right of Employees to Act Collectively

August 28 2018 I want to start the 2018-19 academic year with an interesting issue that I have written about periodically over the years.  It has to do with the…

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