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  • Announcing the New “Law of Work Best Paper Award”September 14, 2017

    I’m very excited to announce the new annual Law of Work Best Paper Award, which will be awarded to the best paper submitted to the annual conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) that deals with subject matter related to Canadian labour or employment law.   The Award is ope … Read more »

  • Some Questions Arising from the Star’s Fantastic Expose of Temp Worker AbuseSeptember 12, 2017

    There is a long proud line of labour reporters who over the years have influenced labour policy by shining a spotlight on abusive labour practices.  As the newspaper industry for survival in the electronic age, labour reporters have been given white slips, sometime replaced by gossip columnists whos … Read more »

  • Can an Employer Order a Female Employee to Wear a Bra at Work?September 8, 2017

    A server at East Side Mario’s restaurant in Timmins is in the news this week alleging that her employer is requiring her to wear a bra at work as part of the company’s dress code.  Here’s a passage from the CBC print story: “It’s a violation of my rights as a person to dictate my undergarments,” say … Read more »

  • Guest Blog: Dr. Tess Hardy on Australia’s New Vulnerable Workers LawSeptember 6, 2017

    September 6, 2017 Australia faces the same issues we confront here in Canada in relation to difficulties of poor working conditions in the thousands of small franchise operations scattered across the economic landscape.  Some fantastic investigative journalism there recently uncovered large scale wa … Read more »

  • Canada Demands US End “Right to Work” Laws in NAFTA TalksSeptember 5, 2017

    There was an interesting development over the weekend in the NAFTA re-negotiations. Canada’s negotiating team put a demand on the table that the US effectively end so-called “right to work” laws.  ’Right to work’ is an acronym used to describe laws in the US that permit workers at unionized workplac … Read more »