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Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

There’s a well-known adage in labour law circles that politically driven, ideological legal reforms that sway too far from the established centre, too far in favour or against collective bargaining,…

Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposals

Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1):  A Look at the Unionization Proposals

May 26 2017 The long-awaited final report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released this week.  The Report was written by two experienced labour lawyers representing both sides of…

Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review

Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review

May 23 2017 After a very long wait, the Ontario government today released the final report of its Changing Workplaces Review that examined both the Employment Standards Act and the…

My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

My New Article Puts Labour Law to Work on Climate Change

We know that climate change will affect labour markets, but we have little to no policy plans to deal with those changes.  Part of the challenge is that experts on…

Judge Refuses Injunction to Stop Alcohol & Drug Testing at TTC

Judge Refuses Injunction to Stop Alcohol & Drug Testing at TTC

April 5 2017 Another step was taken in the long-standing conflict at the Toronto Transit Commission over the employer’s right to randomly test employees for alcohol and drugs.   This week,…

This Blog is Under Construction

This Blog is Under Construction

I’m excited to say that the third and final part of my book The Law of Work is nearing completion.  That part deals with The Collective Bargaining Regime. The book…

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…

The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

The End is Near: A First Look at the Final Part of The Law of Work Book

I have been blogging at a much slower pace than normal this term, because I am focusing my spare time on finishing the final part of my quadrilogy called The…

First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

First Contract Collective Agreement Arbitration in Ontario

Winning a new certification is great news for a union, but also just the beginning of the battle to reach a collective agreement.  Because collective bargaining is new to the…

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

Two Professor Jobs in Industrial Relations or HRM

It’s getting harder and harder to find full time academic jobs, but my School at York has just posted for two tenure-stream Assistant Professor jobs. Here are the postings on…

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