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Bad Employers Sunshine List for October 2011

Bad Employers Sunshine List for October 2011

The Ministry of Labour has posted its latest list of Bad Employers, businesses that have failed to comply with the minimum standards in the Employment Standards Act, and failed to…

Jones v. Tsige: New Tort of “Intrusion Upon Seclusion” Recognized by Court of Appeal!

Jones v. Tsige:  New Tort of “Intrusion Upon Seclusion” Recognized by Court of Appeal!

I reported on this case a while back, when my old friend Justice Kevin Whitaker (ex Chair of the OLRB) decided that there was no “tort of invasion of privacy”…

An Interesting Synergy Between Toronto and Wisconsin Politics?

An Interesting Synergy Between Toronto and Wisconsin Politics?

Yesterday sure was an interesting day in Wisconsin and here in Toronto, and the events that occurred share an interesting synergy. In case you missed it, the Governor of Wisconsin,…

Canadian Federation of Independent Business: CEO Pay “Out of Control”!

Canadian Federation of Independent Business:  CEO Pay “Out of Control”!

There was an interesting little panel discussion on BNN this afternoon about collective bargaining in 2012. The most interesting part is Catherine Swift’s comment about CEO pay. Swift is the…

Elsegood v. Cambridge Springs: Court of Appeal Clarifies Law on Temporary Layoffs

Elsegood v. Cambridge Springs: Court of Appeal Clarifies Law on Temporary Layoffs

I’ve noted before that the intersection between the common law regime of the employment contract and the statutory regime of employment standards is often confusing.  One of the most mysterious…

Congratulations to Craig Scott!

Congratulations to Craig Scott!

My colleague here at York, Professor Craig Scott, won the NDP nomination in Jack Layton’s riding of Toronto-Danforth last night on the first ballot. Way to go, Craig!  He’ll now…

Take That, Doorey. Granatstein Defends Canadiens’ Poo Poo of Anglophone Coach.

Take That, Doorey.  Granatstein Defends Canadiens’ Poo Poo of Anglophone Coach.

Ok, so I have opined that in Ontario, it would be unlawful for the Toronto Maple Leafs to replace a Francophone coach and replace him with an Anglophone for the…

Is a Nun an Employee?

Is a Nun an Employee?

One of the first things we consider in my Employment Law course is “what is an employee”? When I contract with someone to build a deck in my backyard, am…

Is it Time to Regulate ‘Maximum” Pay in Canada?

Is it Time to Regulate ‘Maximum” Pay in Canada?

Each year around this time, the Centre for Policy Alternatives releases a report showing the gap between executive CEO compensation the average income of Canadians. This year, the report (entitled…

Workplace Law Blog Takes Home Another Clawbie. Thanks Everyone!

Workplace Law Blog Takes Home Another Clawbie.  Thanks Everyone!

Thanks very much to the judges (Simon Fodden, Steve Matthews, and Jordan Furlong) for recognizing the work I do here, and to the readers who nominated me this year. The…