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A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Rooms

A Reporter Asked Me if Employers Should Have Masturbation Rooms

I get a lot of media inquiries on matters of work law and industrial relations, but the latest caught me off guard. I was busy catching up on emails and…

Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

Is 51 Too Old To Be Hired as a Police Officer?

A 51 year old woman has filed a human rights complaint alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in a job competition to become a police officer, the Toronto Star…

NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”

NBA’s Decision to Pull All-Star Game from Charlotte Recalls Alberta’s Defiance Over ‘Sexual Orientation”

I love when sports interacts with employment law. You may have seen yesterday’s announcement that the NBA has pulled the All-Star game from Charlotte North Carolina over a discriminatory law…

Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

Supreme Court in Wilson v. Atomic Energy: Federal Employers Need a Reason to Fire Employees

July 14 2016 The Supreme Court of Canada did today what most employer lawyers expected they’d do when it ruled that the “unjust dismissal” provisions in the Canada Labour Code ousted…

Nova Scotia Amends Labour Standards Code to Block Hockey Class Action Lawsuit

Nova Scotia Amends Labour Standards Code to Block Hockey Class Action Lawsuit

July 11, 2016 A very good investigative sports reporter from TSN named Rick Westhead informed me the other day about a quiet little amendment made to the Nova Scotia Labour…

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Is a Miscarriage a Disability?

Cross-Reference to The Law of Work Book This entry relates to the scope of the definition of Disability and Sex discrimination under Human Rights Law, which is explored in Chapter…

Look! This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

Look!  This Post Refers to Llamas, Ratites, and Emus!

I’m goofing around with my Employment Law class, discussing the whacky, incoherent, exclusions from employment standards legislation in this country.  It’s always fun. Try your hand at this fun game…

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

With Power Comes Responsibility, Tim Hortons Learns

November 10 2015 Cross-reference to  Law of Work text:   Chapter 2: The Law of What? Employment, Self-Employment, and Everything in Between With power comes responsibility.  Is that from Spiderman? The location of…

The Top LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law is Starting Soon

The Top LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law is Starting Soon

We are gearing up now for a new cohort of students in our Osgoode Hall Law School specialist LLM degree in labour and employment law, which will begin in Winter…

Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

Professor Cynthia Estlund (NYU Law) Gives Annual Innis Christie Lecture

The 5th Annual Innis Christie Lecture on Labour and Employment Law was presented last fall at Dalhouse Law School in Halifax.  The keynote speaker was my friend Cynthia Estlund of NYU Law…

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