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Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners. …

You Can Now Search Ontario Collective Agreements

You Can Now Search Ontario Collective Agreements

Many years ago, when I was a mere Masters’ of Industrial Relations student at U of Toronto, I had a summer job working for John O’Grady (shout out to John!),…

The Model of Sectoral Collective Bargaining Everyone is Whispering About

The Model of Sectoral Collective Bargaining Everyone is Whispering About

The Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR), chaired by the Honourable Justice John Murray and respected senior labour lawyer Michael Mitchell, is set to release its Interim Report soon.  A central objective…

Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115

Ontario Government Violated Charter With “Ill Conceived” Bill 115

April 21, 2016 The Ontario government’s legislation restricting collective bargaining and the right to strike of hundreds of school board employees, including teachers and administrative workers, violated those workers’ right…

Howard v. Benson Group: No Mitigation Required When Fixed Term Contract Terminated Early

Howard v. Benson Group:  No Mitigation Required When Fixed Term Contract Terminated Early

This entry relates to material covered in The Law of Work book in Chapter 11 (looking at fixed term employment contracts, Chapter 16 (damages and mitigation in wrongful dismissal lawsuits).…

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Cross-Reference to The Law of Work Book This entry relates to the scope of the definition of Disability and Sex discrimination under Human Rights Law, which is explored in Chapter…

Look! This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

Look!  This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

I’m goofing around with my Employment Law class, discussing the whacky, incoherent, exclusions from employment standards legislation in this country.  It’s always fun. Try your hand at this fun game…

Muntean v. Enablence: Wrongful Dismissal Damages Without a Termination?

Muntean v. Enablence:  Wrongful Dismissal Damages Without a Termination?

Sean Bawden over at Labour Pains blog let time know about a very odd little wrongful dismissal decision issued recently in Ontario.  The case is called Muntean v. Enablence Canada. …

Congratulations to Professor Roy Adams on LERA Fellow Award

Congratulations to Professor Roy Adams on LERA Fellow Award

Congratulations to Canada’s own Professor Roy Adams, who was recently awarded a prestigious American Labor and Employment Relations Association Fellow Award for scholars. The Fellow Award is awarded to “recognize…

Court Rules “Dependent Contractors” Entitled to 26 Month’s Reasonable Notice

Court Rules “Dependent Contractors” Entitled to 26 Month’s Reasonable Notice

February 23, 2016 A textbook example of the legal distinction between employees, dependent contractors, and independent contractors that we explore in Chapter 3 of The Law of Work was issued…