The Law of Work blog has been around since 2008, but in March 2020 it was rebranded as the Canadian Law of Work Forum with the hope of bringing in a more national audience of people interested in labour and employment law. This shift is evident in the list of the most read blog posts of this crazy year. The two top read posts dealt with the curious campaign of the United Conservative Party in Alberta to strip workers’ rights during a global pandemic, and another details the RCMP’s role in a nasty labour dispute in Saskatchewan.
Not surprisingly, COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace was the subject of most of the top posts. One of the top 10 most viewed posts of 2020 was written in 2016! (I left it on the list because it’s interesting how the legacy posts retain traction).
In year one, Canadian Law of Work Forum had 73 contributors from across Canada and around the world, including lawyers, academics, students, and leading practitioners in the fields of industrial relations, economics, human rights, and Human Resources. My thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge. Since its launch in March, the CLWF blog has had over 300,000 views.
To everyone out there who works with labour and employment law, congratulations on surviving 2020. Your guess is a good as mine as to what surprises 2021 has in store for us, but I’m hopeful things are looking up.
Happy new year. See you in 2021. David Doorey
Most Read Posts of 2020
- Bob Barnetson, Alberta’s Bill-32 Changes Reduce Workers’ Overtime Choice and Pay (July 21)
- Jason Foster, “Alberta’s Bill-32 Is a Seismic Break in Labour and Employment Law (July 10)
- David Doorey, “COVID-19, Layoffs, and Employment Standards: An Introduction (March 18)
- Andrew Langille, “How the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is Failing Low-Income Precarious Workers, and How it Can be Fixed” (April 17)
- Daniel Michaluk, “Temperature screening for the coronavirus – necessary but not sufficient” (March 18)
- Alec Stromdahl, “‘Jail for Thee but Not for Me’: Bill C-17, CERB and Workforce Discipline” (June 16)
- David Doorey, “What Happens When an Employee Works Past the Contract’s End Date?” (January 17, 2016)
- Ronni Nordal, RCMP Tramples on Right to Picket on Behalf of Consumers Co-op Refinery in Saskatchewan (June 2)
- Shibil Siddiqi, “Worker Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic” (March 25)
- David Doorey, “Ontario Quietly Drops #COVID-19 ESA Regulation on Friday Afternoon. Confusion Reigns” (May 30)