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Bill C-377: The Conservatives’ Private Members Bill on Union Transparency

Bill C-377:  The Conservatives’ Private Members Bill on Union Transparency

There’s a Private Members Bill working its way through the legislative machinery in Ottawa filed by a Tory MP that would require unions to prepare and file dozens of forms…

Women’s Situation Not Improving in Law Firms, But I (Still) Have a Plan.

Women’s Situation Not Improving in Law Firms, But I (Still) Have a Plan.

Ok, this post is longer than usual, but if you persist, you are rewarded with a classic Charlie Brown clip! How cool is that? The National Association of Women Lawyers…

New Work Law Comic: The Collective Raise Demand Doesn’t Go Well

New Work Law Comic:  The Collective Raise Demand Doesn’t Go Well

In this new Work Law comic, my employee come together and demand a raise.  Check it out, then consider the discussion below. Discussion In the recent decision, Ontario v. Fraser,…

Walmart Workers Legally Strike in U.S., But Strike Would Be Illegal in Canada

Walmart Workers Legally Strike in U.S., But Strike Would Be Illegal in Canada

Have you noticed the stories this week about a series of strikes hitting Walmart stores in the U.S. This Huffington Post story explains that as of yesterday, there were strikes…

Love this New Animated Ed Broadbent Message About Income Inequality

When I was in Grade 5 back in the late 1970s, my teacher chose me to represent the NDP in our school mock election, and as Ed Broadbent, I wooped Pierre Trudeau…

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…