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SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

SCC Revisits, Clarifies (Sort of) Constructive Dismissal Law

March 31, 2015 March was a good month for me.  I was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada twice in the span of about a week!  The first citation…

Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work

Sample Chapter from My New Book, The Law of Work

My new book The Law of Work should be out later this summer, in time for the fall.  The book will interact with this blog and be available in hard…

Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

Law of Work Blog Passes Million Views Milestone!

January 29, 2015 Today, this little Law of Work Blog intended for students of labour and employment law raced past the 1,000,000 views threshold!  Not bad, for a blog that…

Top 10 Most Read Law of Work Posts of 2014

Top 10 Most Read Law of Work Posts of 2014

Originally published on December 3, 2014. It’s that time of the year to wind down and reflect on the past year in work law.   We’re heading into exams at…

Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

Can a Negative Employment Reference be Defamation?

I recently completed Chapter 18 of my forthcoming book The Law of Work, called “Tort Law and Work“.  Torts are usually treated as peripheral in texts on work law.  There…

What Happens When a Job Applicant Lies During the Recruitment Process?

What Happens When a Job Applicant Lies During the Recruitment Process?

The sexy topic of fraudulent misrepresentation by a worker was in the news this week, just as we are covering the topic in my Employment Law course.  How convenient.  The…

An Employment Law Puzzle: On Condonation, Pay Cuts, Consideration, and Waivers

An Employment Law Puzzle:  On Condonation, Pay Cuts, Consideration, and Waivers

Here’s an advanced employment law question that came up in discussions I’ve had in the course of writing my new book The Law of Work, which will be out next spring.…

Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at…

Boucher v. Walmart: Court of Appeal Confirms an Implied Obligation of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Employment Contracts

Boucher v. Walmart: Court of Appeal Confirms an Implied Obligation of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Employment Contracts

The Ontario Court of Appeal issued an interesting employment law decision last week that considered the ‘reprehensible’ conduct of Walmart and one of its managers in Windsor.  It dealt with…

I’m Off to Hong Kong! See You in Late May.

I’m Off to Hong Kong!  See You in Late May.

I’m heading to Hong Kong for a mix of research related interviews on supply chain labour issues management and leisure with my family.  So the Law of Work will have…