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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…

Teachers Boycott Volunteer Work: The Legal Issues

Teachers Boycott Volunteer Work: The Legal Issues

NOTE:  This entry has received dozens of comments from teachers and others, for which I am thankful.  It is always good to hear from the people who are affected by…

Should Governments Forbid NHL Lockout?

Should Governments Forbid NHL Lockout?

Here’s a good queston to get labour relations law students thinking about government labour policy.  A tweet today from a Toronto Star reporter said this: “Ontario NDP MPP Paul Miller…

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…

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,…

NFL Open Season with Scab Refs, But Can Scabs be Used in Toronto Games?

NFL Open Season with Scab Refs, But Can Scabs be Used in Toronto Games?

The NFL season opens tonight, and there will be scab workers on the field.   Earlier this summer, the NFL locked out its referees and no new collective agreement has…

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…

Repealing the Rand Formula Might Weaken Unions, But it Won’t Create New Jobs

Repealing the Rand Formula Might Weaken Unions, But it Won’t Create New Jobs

I predicted last January that the Ontario Conservative Party would soon propose the repeal of the Rand Formula, the law that facilitates the collection of union dues so unions can…