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Guest Blog: BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

Guest Blog:  BCTF Lawyer Diane MacDonald on Recent SCC “B.C. Teachers’ Case”

A couple of weeks ago, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal with a long history that raised important freedom of association issues.  This was the latest case exploring…

Guest Blog: Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

Guest Blog:  Craig Bavis on Damages in Labour Charter Litigation

The first post of the new school year is a Guest Blog by labour lawyer Craig Bavis, a partner at my old law firm Victory Square Law Office in Vancouver.…

Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners. …

Are “Volunteers” the New Unpaid Interns?: How Ontario’s Employment Standards Act Treats “Volunteer” Misclassification

Are “Volunteers” the New Unpaid Interns?: How Ontario’s Employment Standards Act Treats “Volunteer” Misclassification

In this Guest Blog,  labour lawyer Josh Mandryk of Goldblatt Partners tackles a question that I have often raised with my own students and with activists who have been doing a great…

Guest Blog: Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

Guest Blog:  Professor Lynk’s Top 5 Work Law Cases of 2014

February 3, 2015 Professor Michael Lynk’s (Western Law) annual “Top Cases of the Year” is a popular feature on the Law of Work Blog.  True, we are into February 2015, but…

Guest Blog: Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case

Guest Blog:  Bavis On What’s at Stake in this Week’s ‘Right to Strike” Case

January 27, 2015 The labour law community is having an exciting January.  First, we got the twin Charter decisions from the Supreme Court last week dealing with freedom of association…

Guest Blog: Professor Michael Lynk on “What Does Academic Freedom Protect?”

Guest Blog: Professor Michael Lynk on “What Does Academic Freedom Protect?”

Professor Michael Lynk takes on an interesting issue in this latest Guest Blog, looking at recent cases involving Canadian professors who have been disciplined or dismissed for conduct they claim…

Guest Blog: Professor Michael Lynk’s Top 5 Labour & Employment Law Cases from 2013

Guest Blog:  Professor Michael Lynk’s Top 5 Labour & Employment Law Cases from 2013

Professor Michael Lynk (UWO, Faculty of Law) has been a regular contributor to Law of Work blog over the years, and his occasional Top 5 Most Important Cases lists are…

Guest Blog: Dias-Abey on Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program

Guest Blog: Dias-Abey on Reforms to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program

The Federal government’s mishandling of the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers Program attracted a firestorm of criticism in recent months.   Information emerged showing how Canadian employers had been exploiting the…

Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the Saskatchewan Decision Recognizing a Charter “Right to Strike”

Guest Blog: Professor Roy Adams on the Saskatchewan Decision Recognizing a Charter “Right to Strike”

Justice Ball of the Saskatchewan Court of Queens Bench issues the latest volley in the ongoing reinvention of the meaning and scope of “freedom of association”, Section 2(d) of the…

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