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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 as an…

Is a “Day of Protest” an Unlawful Strike?

Is a “Day of Protest” an Unlawful Strike?

UPDATE: As predicted, the OLRB has ruled that the threatened day of protest is in fact a strike, and since the teachers are not in a legal strike position, an…

Honoured to Receive the 2012 Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog

Honoured to Receive the 2012 Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog

I was surprised and honoured to learn my law blogging peers had selected Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog as the 2012 Fodden Award winner as Best Canadian Law Blog in this…

Would American Style “Right to Free Ride” Laws Violate the Canadian Charter?

Would American Style “Right to Free Ride” Laws Violate the Canadian Charter?

There’s a huge battle underway in Michigan today, as Republicans aim to introduce a law that would prohibit contract terms that require all employees in a bargaining unit to pay…

Time to Rethink How We Regulate Long Work Stoppages?

Time to Rethink How We Regulate Long Work Stoppages?

And on it goes.  Talks between the NHL and NHLPA have yet again broken down.  It’s now looking more and more like another entire season will be lost.  The parties…

NHL Owners and Players to Meet Without Chief Negotiators. Good Idea?

NHL Owners and Players to Meet Without Chief Negotiators.  Good Idea?

I wish I had $20 for every time an HR manager has said to me that, if only the union negotiators would get out of the way and we could…

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Neoliberal

The Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Neoliberal

Here’s an interesting subject for industrial relations students.  You might have seen recent stories about how a Chinese/Canadian coal mining consortium was granted permission by the Federal government to bring…

Target Not a Successor to Zellers, B.C. Labour Board Rules

Target Not a Successor to Zellers, B.C. Labour Board Rules

The B.C. Labour Board ruled last week that Target is not a successor to Zellers.  Here is a Vancouver Sun story. This means that Target does not inherit the collective…

Thompson Rivers U. Law School is Hiring Labour/Employment Law Professor

Thompson Rivers U. Law School is Hiring Labour/Employment Law Professor

Rarely these days do law faculties in Canada hire new labour and employment law professors, so it is worth noting that Canada’s newest law school at Thompson Rivers University in…

Could Manitoba’s Model on Work Stoppages Solve the NHL’s Problems?

Could Manitoba’s Model on Work Stoppages Solve the NHL’s Problems?

The NHL’s lockout of its players continues, with no end in site.  This work stoppage is obviously having harmful economic impacts on all those businesses that depend on the NHL games for…