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The Right to Indemnity in Employment Contracts

The Right to Indemnity in Employment Contracts

A recent decision out of BC creates an opportunity to review the law of “indemnity” in employment law. Indemnity is a legal word meaning, in essence, to reimburse the Party…

We’re Hiring an Industrial Relations or Employment Law Professor!

We’re Hiring an Industrial Relations or Employment Law Professor!

 My home unit at York, the School of Human Resource Management, is hiring a full-time tenure stream Assistant Professor to start next summer.  The deadline is fast approaching: October 30th. …

The Charter and Work Law: A Beginner’s Guide

The Charter and Work Law: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re interested in acquiring the basic background knowledge to assess whether all of the government laws being passed to freeze wages and restrict the discretion of arbitrators who impose…

Does The Protecting Public Services Act Violate the Charter?: Some Early Thoughts

Does The Protecting Public Services Act Violate the Charter?: Some Early Thoughts

Have you had a chance to read the controversial Liberal Bill being referred to in the press and Twitosphere as the “wage freeze” law?  The bill is called Protecting Public Services…

A Question for Sports Lawyers: What Happens to a Standard Player Contract During a Lockout?

A Question for Sports Lawyers: What Happens to a Standard Player Contract During a Lockout?

Labour law, contract law, commercial law, anti-trust law, even health and safety law all intersect in the legal treatment of pro sports. On the last point, for example, I opined…

Doorey’s “Beginner’s Guide to the Charter and Work Law”, Version 2.0

Doorey’s “Beginner’s Guide to the Charter and Work Law”, Version 2.0

Back in 2010, I posted on my SSRN site a paper called “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Workplace Law: A Guide for Beginners”.   The landscape has changed since…

If an Employer Offers Inadequate Notice of Termination, Must the Employee Work the Notice Period?

If an Employer Offers Inadequate Notice of Termination, Must the Employee Work the Notice Period?

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a wrongful dismissal decision this week that shows yet again that it is not enough for employers to provide statutory minimum notice of…

The Agenda Will Debate Conservative’s Labour Law Reform Ideas this Wednesday Night

The Agenda Will Debate Conservative’s Labour Law Reform Ideas this Wednesday Night

I’m visiting at U of Toronto Law School and the Centre for Industrial Relations and HRM this year, and Professor Anil Verma just popped into my office to tell me…

New Work Life Comic: Dismissal Without a Cause

New Work Life Comic:  Dismissal Without a Cause

Lots happening this week at my Bar.   Take a look at this comic, and consider the legal issues that arise from it. Questions for Discussion Here’s some typical Employment Law…

Does Bill 115 Void Itself?

Does Bill 115 Void Itself?

Have you read Bill 115, the controveersial law passed in Ontario that terminates collective bargaining, imposes contract terms, and prohibits teacher strikes?  That law will be challenged as a breach of…