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I’m Teaching a Weekend Employment Law Course

I’m Teaching a Weekend Employment Law Course

  In a moment of insanity, I agreed to teach a weekend long crash course in Employment Law to help prepare HRM professionals for the new mandatory legal knowledge exams…

Still Time to Submit Your Paper for the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award

Still Time to Submit Your Paper for the Inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award

Here’s a reminder to scholars and graduate students to consider submitting a paper for the inaugural Law of Work Best Paper Award, which will be awarded at the annual conference…

We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education

We Have a Problem of Quality Control in Employment Law Education

In my job as a work law professor, I occassionally come across “test banks” for testing knowledge of work law concepts produced by text book publishers, professional organizations that train…

Can an Employer Refuse a “Discretionary” Bonus to a Terminated Employee?

Can an Employer Refuse a “Discretionary” Bonus to a Terminated Employee?

In a recent decision from British Columbia, the Court was asked whether it is a breach of an oral employment contract for an employer to deny payment of a “discretionary…

Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”

Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”

I’m very excited to announce the new annual Law of Work Best Paper Award, which will be awarded to the best paper submitted to the annual conference of the Canadian…

Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

Random Thoughts for the Weekend:  On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

May 19, 2017 Here’s a wrap up of a few issues to ponder that came up this week in the Law of Work.  Have a great long weekend! Can My…

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…

Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

Law of Work Blog Enters the Canadian Law Blog ‘Hall of Fame’

The annual Clawbies Awards recognizing the best law blogs in Canada were released on New Year’s Eve 2016.    A few minutes looking over this year’s recipients will demonstrate the fantastic…

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…

May Cheng (aka my spouse) Makes Leap to Osler’s IP Group

May Cheng (aka my spouse) Makes Leap to Osler’s IP Group

Big news on the home front: My super amazing spouse, May Cheng, is joining Osler’s intellectual property group.   May is one of Canada’s leading intellectual property lawyers.  This is…

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