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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…

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.…