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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…

City of Toronto Violates ESA, Ordered to Pay Employees $5 Million in Back Wages

City of Toronto Violates ESA, Ordered to Pay Employees $5 Million in Back Wages

Politicians these days like to make big promises to cut public sector pay.  It’s politically popular to cast all public sector workers as lazy, overpaid deadweight.   In Toronto, a…

Does Sears Have a Policy of Falsely Alleging Cause for Dismissal?

Does Sears Have a Policy of Falsely Alleging Cause for Dismissal?

When I was a practicing lawyer, I had a bunch of cases in which employees had been cut off insurance benefits by an insurance company that alleges the employee no…

Law Commission on Vulnerable Work (and Doorey’s Submission)

Law Commission on Vulnerable Work (and Doorey’s Submission)

The Law Commission of Ontario is now situated across the field from me here at York.  The LCO studies areas of law in need of reform.  One of their existing…

B.C. Finally Raises Minimum Wage! Cue the Battling Economists

B.C. Finally Raises Minimum Wage! Cue the Battling Economists

Almost every time a province raises its minimum wage, the business lobby “think tank”, The Fraser Institute, releases some publication arguing that the minimum wage will increase poverty, cause unemployment,…

Why Would an Employer Argue for MORE Notice than the Employee in a Wrongful Dismissal Case?

Here’s an odd case.  In Serbanescu v. Span Manufacturing, decided recently by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the employer was arguing that it should have given the employee 5…