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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…

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…

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on…

Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

Guest Blog:  Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

The first post of the new school year is a Guest Blog by labour lawyer Craig Bavis, a partner at my old law firm Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver.…

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…