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The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my…

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…

On “Bullshit” in Labour Policy Debates

On “Bullshit” in Labour Policy Debates

Alright labour law students, we’re back and ready to start another year of Law of Work blogging on issues in labour and employment law!  Let’s begin the Fall 2013 term…

Law of Work App Now Available

Law of Work App Now Available

My App for Apple platform is available now in version 2.0 from the Apple App Store. The new version has a new logo and fixes a bug that was causing…

Canadian Labor Laws Are Not the Answer for the American Labor Movement

Canadian Labor Laws Are Not the Answer for the American Labor Movement

An article published by Bloomberg last week rehashed an old argument.  It dealt with the continued slide of the American labor movement (“The Real Reason for the Decline of American…

Chicago’s Wage Theft Law: A Good Idea for Canada?

Starting July 2013, deadbeat bad employers will not be able to operate a business in Chicago. A new city ordinance was passed recently that could deny businesses a right to operate…

Conservative M.P. (Poilievre) Supports the Rand Formula as He Argues to Abolish It?

Conservative M.P. (Poilievre) Supports the Rand Formula as He Argues to Abolish It?

There was an op-ed published last week by Conservative M.P. Pierre Poilievre, the guy who the Tories have chosen to be their torch bearer for their next attack on their…

Are (Nonunion) Employees Better Off Without a Written Employment Contract?

Are (Nonunion) Employees Better Off Without a Written Employment Contract?

Originally published on February 4, 2013 “Employees are better off without a written employment contract.”  Explain whether you agree or disagree with this statement drawing on the course materials. I’ve…

Terminating Employee on 3 Month Sick Leave Discriminatory

Terminating Employee on 3 Month Sick Leave Discriminatory

You are an employer and you have one employee, who cleans and maintains a local police station.  The employee has worked for you for about 3 years and has been…

Reflecting on the Rand Formula as Ontario’s Tories Target Their Union Foes

Reflecting on the Rand Formula as Ontario’s Tories Target Their Union Foes

In the Ontario Conservative Party’s policy paper on labour relations, there is a lot of talk about bringing in a new law that would prohibit employers and unions from bargaining…

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