Remarkably, I have had many people comment to me that they’ve noticed I’ve been blogging less over the past few months. That is true. It’s because any free time I have is being spent finishing up my book The Law of Work, which should be out in the fall. It’s a lot of work to write a book in addition to your full time job.
Next week I am off to the biggest labour law academic conference in the world, in Amsterdam, where I am presenting a paper on “Just Transitions Law”, where labour and environmental law converge around climate change issues.
So I am taking a formal blog break for the summer (as I usually do), except there are a couple of guest blogs in the works that will be posted. Once the book is out,
all future blog posts will be linked back to the book by indicating what chapter of the book the blog post relates to. This fall’s printing will include parts I to III of the text:
Part I: Themes, Frameworks, and Perspectives on the Law of Work
Part II: The Common Law Regime
Part III: The Regulatory Regime
Part IV on Collective Bargaining Law will be rolled out next year.
Here is the Table of Contents.
I’m excited that the book has a number of chapters written by leaders in the fields, including some law professors and leading Canadian practitioners.
Note that the subject matter of the book extends beyond the typical labour and employment law text, by including chapters on “Broader Labour Market Regulation”. These chapters analyze legal areas that are not directly targeting vulnerable workers, but that nevertheless regulate labour market activities in important ways, including: immigration law, intellectual property law, privacy law, pension and bankruptcy law, and global trade law.
Thanks for reading and see you in the fall, with the new book, and a much more active blogging agenda.
Have a great summer, David