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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…

“Give Me A Raise, or I Quit”. Is that a Quit if the Employer Declines the Raise?

“Give Me A Raise, or I Quit”.  Is that a Quit if the Employer Declines the Raise?

If an employee says “I quit” and storms out of the workplace, have they quit?  Maybe. Maybe not.  And whether the employee has quit makes a big difference, because if…

Is John Tory Wrong When He Says Women Earn Less Because They Negotiate Less?

Is John Tory Wrong When He Says Women Earn Less Because They Negotiate Less?

A local Toronto businessman, lawyer, and would-be politician has (once again) talked his way into a controversy that could destroy his possible run for Toronto Mayor.  In the past, he…

Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Raises Questions About Employment Law

Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Raises Questions About Employment Law

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision that I was certain was just plain wrong, for at least two reasons.  So, what do I know. The case is…