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Can Canadian Labour Law Fuddle Up NHL’s Lockout Plan?

Can Canadian Labour Law Fuddle Up NHL’s Lockout Plan?

There’s been a flurry of news reports this week about the impending NHL lockout, which is legal (in most locations at least) as of September 15th.  I have a no…

Work Life: A New Comic Strip on Work Law

Work Life: A New Comic Strip on Work Law

For my new textbook on Canadian labour and employment law, which I’m writing during my present sabbatical, I’m considering a running comic strip. The strip will run through the book,…

Rubin v. Home Depot: When Is a Release Signed by Employee Unenforceable?

Rubin v. Home Depot: When Is a Release Signed by Employee Unenforceable?

I have a backlog of interesting cases in my inbox that deserve a note.   Rubin v. Home Depot, decided by the Ontario Superior Court this spring, is such a case.  It…

Can a government legislatively freeze its employees’ wages?

Can a government legislatively freeze its employees’ wages?

UPDATE:  Here is a video from the Agenda of two labour lawyers discussing Bill 115 and the Charter implication. A lot of attention is on the teacher’s situation in Ontario…

In the News: Three Legal Strategies for Low Wage Service Sector Workers

In the News:  Three Legal Strategies for Low Wage Service Sector Workers

Scrolling through the morning newspapers, I spotted three stories today describing distinct efforts by low wage service sector workers to obtain improved conditions of work through legal mechanisms: Through Unionization:…

Bowes v. Goss Power Products: No Duty for Employee to Mitigate When Contract Includes a Written Notice Term

Bowes v. Goss Power Products: No Duty for Employee to Mitigate When Contract Includes a Written Notice Term

It’s summer now, when I usually slow down on blogging, but every day lately, something new and exciting happens in labour and employment law!  Here’s the newest jewell, brought to…

Employment Law Challenge: Does Ontario Law Prohibit Child Labour?

Employment Law Challenge: Does Ontario Law Prohibit Child Labour?

I was asked by one of my students the other day, as we discussed the issue of child labour in India that was in the news last week, what law…

Alberta Joins the Bad Employer Sunshine List Parade. Should We Go Further Still?

Alberta Joins the Bad Employer Sunshine List Parade.  Should We Go Further Still?

How about that? The Conservative government in Alberta has followed the Ontario lead by publishing Bad Employers on a government website, employers who have had judgements filed in court against…

This Friday: Workshop on the Future on Collective Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector

This Friday:  Workshop on the Future on Collective Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector

I am Chairing a panel at this Friday’s interesting and timely workshop on the future of collective bargaining, and prospects for labour law reform in the broader public sector.  The…

Bad Employers for January, February, March 2012

Bad Employers for January, February, March 2012

Louis Brandeis is famous (among other reasons) for writing that ‘Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant” in a 1913 article in Harpers. Earlier, he had written that, “If…