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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…

My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

We know that climate change will affect labour markets, but we have little to no policy plans to deal with those changes.  Part of the challenge is that experts on…

The Law of Work Book is DONE!

The Law of Work Book is DONE!

Some of you know I have been writing a book for the past couple of years called The Law of Work.  It is now done!  Here is the book’s website.…

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,…

This Blog is Under Construction

This Blog is Under Construction

I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book…

A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Rooms

A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Rooms

I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and…

Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

Guest Blog:  BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring…

The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

I have been blogging at a much slower pace than normal this term, because I am focusing my spare time on finishing the final part of my quadrilogy called The…

My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List

My “Employer Bullying” Paper remains on SSRN’s All Time Top 10 Most Downloaded List

November 5 2016 A paper I wrote for an Employment Law course with Professor Hugh Collins (now of Oxford) while I was doing my LLM at the London School of…

First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the…