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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. …

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…

What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?

I was asked this weekend about a hypothetical employment situation. Let’s call the employee in this story Mark.  It’s a good scenario for a law school question. Facts Last April,…

Is Drinking Wine at Lunch Grounds for Summary Dismissal?

Is Drinking Wine at Lunch Grounds for Summary Dismissal?

In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court ruled that an employer had wrongfully dismissed a 65 year old manager of a used car company.  The company accused the employer…

Does an Employer’s Financial Situation Influence Reasonable Notice Periods?

Does an Employer’s Financial Situation Influence Reasonable Notice Periods?

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently addressed an old debate in employment law:  if an employer is in financial difficulty, should the court reduce the period of notice required to terminate…

My New Book ‘The Law of Work’ is Finally Out!

My New Book ‘The Law of Work’ is Finally Out!

Today’s the day that my book The Law of Work is finally, officially released!! Check out the fancy new banner to the right, which includes a link to the book’s…

Why “Blue Jays Fever” is Probably a Bad Idea

Why “Blue Jays Fever” is Probably a Bad Idea

Don’t do it. I know what you’re thinking.  Your boss won’t mind if you take one of those sick days to go to the pub with your buddies and watch…

Does a Non-Competition Clause Survive a Wrongful Dismissal?

Does a Non-Competition Clause Survive a Wrongful Dismissal?

October 1, 2015 From now on, my blog posts will include a reference to the location in my soon-to-be-released book The Law of Work where you will find a discussion…

Two Academic Job Postings of Interest to Industrial Relations, Work Law Experts

Two Academic Job Postings of Interest to Industrial Relations, Work Law Experts

There are a couple of academic postings of note for people with expertise in industrial relations and/or labour and employment law. The first is at my home school, the School…

Summer Break to Finalize ‘The Law of Work’ Book

Summer Break to Finalize ‘The Law of Work’ Book

Remarkably, I have had many people comment to me that they’ve noticed I’ve been blogging less over the past few months.  That is true.  It’s because any  free time I…