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Canada Votes on Monday: Employee Entitlements, and the Rise of the Mice?

Canada Votes on Monday:  Employee Entitlements, and the Rise of the Mice?

May 2011 It’s that time again.  Canada goes to the Polls Monday, May 2.  Make sure you vote.   This is one of the most interesting elections in years, with the…

Fraser v. Ontario: Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining Survives, Just Barely

Fraser v. Ontario:  Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining Survives, Just Barely

The Supreme Court’s decision in Fraser v. Ontario was released this morning. Here it is.  I’ve only skimmed it since I was at a conference all morning, and now need…

Newsflash: SCC to Release Fraser v. Ontario Today!

Newsflash:  SCC to Release Fraser v. Ontario Today!

The Supreme Court of Canada will be issuing its long-awaited decision in Fraser v. Ontario later this morning. I will be at Labour Arbitration conference at the ROM this morning…

Will Target Canada Buy the Unionized Zellers?

Will Target Canada Buy the Unionized Zellers?

Target purchased the rights to Zellers’ leases earlier this year for almost $2 billion, and announced with great fanfare that it was coming to conquer the Canadian retail industry.  I’ve…

City of Toronto Committee Votes to Fire 300 Workers, Chastises Right to Strike

City of Toronto Committee Votes to Fire 300 Workers, Chastises Right to Strike

The City of Toronto’s new Mayors (there are two mayors in practice–elected Mayor Rob and his Councillor brother Doug, who acts like he’s the mayor) was elected recently on a…

NFL Ordered to End Lockout. What Does it Mean?

NFL Ordered to End Lockout.  What Does it Mean?

Yesterday a court in Minnesota issued an injunction ordering the NFL to end its 6 week old lockout of NFL players.  Here is the decision for those of you interested…

BIG, BREAKING NEWS: Doorey’s Workplace Law App Now Available at I-Tunes!!!

BIG, BREAKING NEWS:  Doorey’s Workplace Law App Now Available at I-Tunes!!!

Be the first one on your street to download the Free Doorey’s Workplace Law APP!  Get it now before the price goes up  (Ok, just kidding about that). Doorey’s Workplace…

Professor Secunda Reviews Doorey’s Article on Transnational Domestic Labor Law on Jotwell

Professor Secunda Reviews Doorey’s Article on Transnational Domestic Labor Law on Jotwell

My thanks to Professor Paul Secunda of Marquette Law School for reading and taking the time to write a thoughtful review (er, critique) of a paper I published last year…

Should the Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay be Disclosed?

Should the Ratio of CEO-to-Worker Pay be Disclosed?

It’s not often that Canada can learn from Americans how to regulate business. Americans are notoriously anti-business regulation, as we all learned during the Wall Street crash a few years…

Law Firms and Drinking Functions

Law Firms and Drinking Functions

Law firms that hold office parties and provide free alcohol to employees are asking for trouble these days.   A labour law firm was in the news, and not in…