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Another Senator Lambasts Tories’ Wasteful, Partisan Attacks on Unions

Another Senator Lambasts Tories’ Wasteful, Partisan Attacks on Unions

The Conservative’s latest attack on its nemesis, the labour movement, has awoken the Senate, which is playing its role of providing ‘sober second thought’ with gusto in opposition…

Are NHL Teams Breaking Law By Not Requiring Players to Wear Safety Masks?

Are NHL Teams Breaking Law By Not Requiring Players to Wear Safety Masks?

I was asked this week why NHL players don’t have to wear face masks.  The question arose in light of the most recent grizzly injury to a player…

Employment Law

Deadbeat Employer Gets Jail Time

Deadbeat Employer Gets Jail Time

Another deadbeat employer has been sentenced to 90 days in jail by an Ontario Court…

Canada’s Fast Food Industry LOVES Temporary Foreign Workers

Canada’s Fast Food Industry LOVES Temporary Foreign Workers

This story just gets weirder, and more troubling every day. Check out this list of…

The Complex Relationship Between Discrimination Grievances and Human Rights Complaints

The Complex Relationship Between Discrimination Grievances and Human Rights Complaints

As we learn in Employment Law courses, work law is complicated by overlapping legal regimes. …

Chicago’s Wage Theft Law: A Good Idea for Canada?

Chicago’s Wage Theft Law: A Good Idea for Canada?

Starting July 2013, deadbeat bad employers will not be able to operate a business in…

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Human Rights Issues

Terminating Employee on 3 Month Sick Leave Discriminatory

Terminating Employee on 3 Month Sick Leave Discriminatory

You are an employer and you have one employee, who cleans and maintains a local police station.  The employee has worked for you for about 3 years and…

Can an Employer Prohibit Tattoos and Piercings?

Can an Employer Prohibit Tattoos and Piercings?

Ages ago, I took a labour law class with Professor David Beatty at U of Toronto law school.  He told us a story about one of his first stints…

Employers Can’t Ask an Applicant’s Age, and Volunteer Work is ‘Employment” under Human Rights Code

Employers Can’t Ask an Applicant’s Age, and Volunteer Work is ‘Employment” under Human Rights Code

I wrote a post yesterday about a Human Rights Tribunal case finding that an employer who asks a job applicant, ‘where are you from?” violated Section 23 of…

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