Baker McKenzie, December 2018: Top 10 Canadian Labour & Employment Law Developments of 2018, Baker Mckenziev
Fitzgibbon Workplace Law, Labour and Employment Alert January 2018 (Michael Fitzgibbon teaches law in the IRE undergrad program)
Canadian HR Reporter, January 15, 2018: Year in review: The most significant developments in Canadian employment law
Cassels Brock Lawyers, January 3, 2018: Five New Year’s Resolutions for Ontario Employers
Baker McKenzie, December 31, 2017: Top 10 Canadian Labour & Employment Law Developments of 2017
Human Resources Director, January 8, 2018: 2017 in review: The top legal cases that impacted your workplace
Norton Rose Fulbright, March 2018: Employment and Labour - 2017 Year in Review
Rubin Thomlinson LLP, January 2017: Top Ten Employment Law Developments of 2016
Knight, J. (2014). Accommodation Issues in the Workplace. Toronto : Wolters Kluwer.
Canadian Human Rights Commission (2014) Accommodation Works! (59 pages, PDF)
Disability and Work: The Transformation of the Legal Status of Employees with Disabilities in Canada by S. Michael Lynk, University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law, December 2007
Investigating Workplace Accommodation for People with Invisible Disabilities (2011) BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) (22 pages, PDF)
Law of Work, 2012: On an Employer’s “Duty to Inquire” Into an Employee’s Disability
Knight, J. (2014). Accommodation Issues in the Workplace. Toronto : Wolters Kluwer. Chapter 16: Age Discrimination After Abolishment of Mandatory Retirement.
Shades of Grey: Law and Aging in the Contemporary Workplace Conference On Friday, April 27th - 28th, 2011. Focused on implications of Canada's aging population for pensions, benefits and workplace human rights. Access Conference Materials.
To access material marked CLELJ -- Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal cut and paste the title of the article into the search box on the U of T library webpage first clicking on articles.
Restrictive Labour Laws Directory (by Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights)
This directory includes back to work legislation from 1982 to the present.
Lancaster House Bargaining in the Broader Public Sector Conference 2014. Panel 3: Public Sector Bargaining: The Implications of Government Involvement (request from CIRHR Library staff)
Federal Back to Work Legislation 1950 to date
Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, March 2012: "Striking Out: The New Normal in Canadian Industrial Relations?" by Ian Lee (20 pages, PDF -- Includes history of strikes and back-to-work legislation in Canada)
Fudge, D. (2006). Collective bargaining in Canada: Human right or Canadian illusion?. Black Point, NS: Fernwood Pub.
Appendix II: legislation restricting collective bargaining and trade union rights in Canada, 1982-2006. Part A: back-to-work, wage restraint and suspension of collective bargaining. Part B: restrictions on organizing, collective bargaining and union internal affairs.
Panitch, L., Swartz, D., & Panitch, L. (2003). From consent to coercion: The assault on trade union freedoms. Aurora, Ont: Garamond Press. (Appendix II: legislative orders suspending the right to strike 1950-2002)
"Back To Work Legislation, Canadian-Style", Collective Bargaining, March/April 2001 (Lancaster House). Request from CIRHR Library.
Swimmer, G., Thompson, M., & Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). (1995). Public sector collective bargaining in Canada: Beginning of the end or end of the beginning?. Kingston, Ont: IRC Press, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University.
(table: Back-to-work legislation in the public sector 1987-1993, p. 436 - unpublished data from Labour Canada)
Enman, S.R. (1992). Ruminations on public sector restraints and back to work legislation. In Kuttner, T. (Ed.), The Industrial relations system: future trends and developments: volume II: proceedings of the XXIXth Conference of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (681-691) (request from CIRHR Library)
(see also Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace page in this research guide)
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Justified and Allowed…For Now
CANLII Connects, November 2017: Suncor: Employer's random alcohol and drug testing policy was not unreasonable, Alberta's appeal court rules, quashing arbitration board ruling: Suncor Energy Inc v Unifor Local 707A, 2017 ABCA 313 (CanLII)
Mathews DInsdale, August 2015: Random Drug & Alcohol Testing: Commentary on Current Legal Limits and Requirements in Canada (5 pages, PDF)
Family Status Discrimination - Duty to Accommodate
Valentini, M. & Bernstein, S. (2017). Family responsibilities accommodation in Canada: individual solutions to a collective dilemma. In De Groof, S. Bulletin of comparative labour relations 98: work-life balance in the modern workplace: interdisciplinary perspectives form work-family research, law and policy (341-358). Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
RT Blog Rubin Thomlinson LLP , October 21, 2016: No More Clarity on Family Status
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, October 2016: What is the Test for Family Status Discrimination? The Saga Continues
Knight, J. (2014). Accommodation Issues in the Workplace. Toronto : Wolters Kluwer. Chapter 15: Family Status Discrimination and Accommodation.
Lancaster House Labour Arbitration Conference 2014. Panel 1: Obligations vs Choices in Family Status Discrimination Cases: Does the Federal Court's Distinction Make Sense? (request from CIRHR Library staff)
What do I do with the kids? Finding a reliable babysitter – now an employer issue, by Michelle McCann. Atlantic Employers' Counsel, Fall 2014. Stewart McKelvey Lawyers
Labour Arbitration Yearbook 2012-2013. Toronto: Lancaster House.
On Monday, June 13, 2011, the CLCW hosted a Workshop on the Implications of the Fraser Case. Presentations from the workshop are now available. Ontario (Attorney General) v. Fraser, 2011 SCC 20, 
Ontario Human Rights Commission, December 8, 2016: “Ontario Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022: Chief Commissioner’s message: Human rights at the crossroads,” by Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission
Ontario Human Rights Commission, December 8, 2016: “Putting People and their Rights at the Centre: Building Human Rights Accountability: Ontario Human Rights Commission Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022″ (28 pages, PDF)
The Report of the Ontario Human Rights Review 2012 by Andrew Pinto
Watershed LLP, November 16, 2012: Ontario Government releases Pinto Report (Pinto Report described and explained)
Looking Forward: Some Considerations Post Pinto Report on Building a Culture of Human Rights Compliance, (2012) by Mary Cornish and Jen Quito (19 pages, PDF)
Knight, J. (2014). Accommodation Issues in the Workplace. Toronto : Wolters Kluwer. Chapter 16: Age Discrimination After Abolishment of Mandatory Retirement.
See the Tumblr: work&labour news&research for the latest on: cannabis (or marijuana) and the workplace
Fitzgibbon Workplace Law, January 2018: Marijuana and the Workplace
The Conversation, January 10, 2018: “Eating weed gummies at work? Marijuana rules may take a decade to sort out,” by Tamara L. McCarron and Fiona Clement
The Conversation, January 22, 2018: "Marijuana in the workplace: What is unsafe?" by Andrea Furlan and Nancy Carnide
CBC News, May 5, 2017: "'There's a duty to accommodate': employment lawyer on medical marijuana at work," by Sarah McMillan
Human Resources Professional Association, July 2017: “Clearing the Haze: The Impacts of Marijuana in the Workplace” (26 pages, PDF)
For more sources check:
The Globe and Mail, June 26, 2012: Court ruling on unpaid overtime not expected to spark deluge of case
(see also Public Sector Labour Relations research guide)
"In the Wake of the Drummond Report and Ontario Budget: Prospects for Reform of Industrial Relations in the Ontario Broader Public Sector Workshop On Friday, June 22, the Centre hosted a workshop that brought together many of the leading labour relations and labour law experts and industrial relations leaders to consider the prospects for policy reform in industrial relations in the Ontario broader public sector, in light of the recent Drummond Commission Report on the reform of Ontario's public services and the recent Ontario budget." Speaker Presentations can be found here
Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Right to Collective Bargaining, January 16, 2015:
"Supreme Court backs Mounties’ right to unionize", Globe & Mail, January 16, 2015
"Landmark Case on the Freedom of Association from the Supreme Court of Canada", CANLII Connects, January 22, 2015
"Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada", Lancaster House, January 16, 2015
SSRN, January 25, 2014: Slinn, Sara, Non-Union Employee Representation in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: Resistance and Revitalization (January 25, 2014). In P. Gollan, B. Kaufman, D. Taras, and A. Wilkinson, eds., Voice and Involvement at Work. New York : Routledge, 2014.
Norton Rose Fulbright, March 2016: Employment and Labour Update: a year in review
Top 10 Employment and Labour Law Cases in 2014 from the Cassels Brock & Blackwell's Employment and Labour Group
Lancaster House Audio Conferences, 2015: we DO NOT have access - but the list of topics and there description is useful for choosing a topic
The Globe and Mail, January 30, 2014: "Workplace Law: Legal pendulum swings toward workers" by Daniel Lublin
International Women’s Day: Top 10 employment law cases, March 2013: In light of International Women’s Day, employment lawyers at Rubin Thomlinson LLP have been pondering some of the most significant court decisions for women in the workplace over the last 25 years.
Lancaster House Canadian Labour Board Law Conference 2014
Panel 4: Major Caselaw and Legislative Update: Legislation; Constitutional and Charter Cases; Jurisdiction; Certification and Decertfication; Collective Agreements; Unfair Labour Practices; Industrial Conflict (request from CIRHR Library staff)
Lancaster House Labour Arbitration Conference 2014
Panel 2: Game-Changers: Recent Decisions You Need to Know About (request from CIRHR Library staff)
- Jurisdiction and damages for compensable workplace injuries
- High cost of human rights violations in recent arbitral awards
- Random drug and alcohol testing in the post-Irving world
- Appropriate penalty for sick leave fraud
- Non-apparent disabilities and the duty to accommodate
- Grievor anonymity and the open court principle
- Management rights, privacy rights, and influenza control
- Discrimination in pregnancy and parental leave benefits
- Deference, evidence, and estoppel
Oxford Human Right Hub, University of Oxford, June 30 2015: "OxHRH Webinar: The right to strike: A menace to hardworking people or fundamental human right?"
The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR), June 15, 2015: “The 2015 New Labour Trilogy" (54 pages, PDF)
Supreme Court of Canada Ruling on the Right to Strike, January 30, 2015:
Canadian Labour Board Law Conference 2014, Lancaster House. Panel 1: Collective Bargaining in Survival Mode: the Impact of Government Restrictions on the Right to Strike (Restrictions on collective bargaining through wage restraint legislation; other legislated limits on collective bargaining; the right to strike) (document in CIRHR Library. Request from library staff)
The Great Canadian Debate: On November 26, 2013 at the Canadian War Museum, in an debate hosted by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and moderated by the Hon. Peter Milliken, professor Tom Flanagan and economist Jim Stanford debated the resolution “The right to strike has no place in the public sector.” The Ottawa Citizen has published their opening arguments in its opinion section. You can view the debate on CPAC
Ottawa Citizen, November 26, 2013: Should the public service have the right to strike? YES, Jim Stanford
Ottawa Citizen, November 26, 2013: Should the public sector have the right to strike? NO, by Tom Flanagan
Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, V. 15, No. 2, 2009-2010:
The Globe and Mail, October 22, 2013: “Budget bill broadens federal power to curb public-sector strikes,” by Steven Chase
CBC News, October 17, 2013: “Supreme Court will hear Sask. labour law appeal”
Lancaster House, May 23, 2013: “Sask appeal court ducks issue of right to strike under Charter"
The Saskatchewan Way: Help us protect Saskatchewan workers and their families: Government is rushing through labour changes in this spring’s legislative session that will tilt the playing field drastically in favour of employers.
The Canadian Press, September 9, 2013: B.C.Teachers seek damages as latest court battle begins Province says taxpayers could be on the hook for as much as $6 billion
Ontario Ministry of Education: Education Labour Updates
The Globe and Mail, October 21, 2013: “New Ontario bargaining legislation for teachers aims to stave off labour unrest,” by Caroline Alphonso
Peykov, Pavel (2003). Labour Issues in the Provision of Essential Services. Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. September. Public Policy Paper 18.
Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Bill 115, Putting Students First Act, 2012
Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights: Restrictive labour laws in Canada
International Labour Organization, 2000: "ILO principles concerning the right to strike" (64 pages, PDF)
Rose, J.B. (2008). "Regulating and Resolving Public Sector Disputes in Canada". Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 (4), 545-559.
Hebdon R., Stern, Robert (2003). "Do Public-Sector Strike Bans Really Prevent Conflict?" Industrial Relations, 42 (3), 493-512
Gunderson, M., Hebdon R., Hyatt D. (1996), "Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: Comment". American Economic Review, 86 (1), 315-326.
Tumblr search: work&labour news&research: sex workers
“The court’s willingness to spend its political capital on the protection of prostitutes, by striking down laws with roots that go back decades, and even to pre-Confederation days, sends an unmistakable message to the Conservative government: Any new laws would have to “take seriously the safety concerns of people who are engaged in sex work,” said Elaine Craig, a law professor at Dalhousie University.” from The Globe and Mail, December 20, 2013: “Reach of unanimous ruling extends beyond prostitution issue,” by Sean Fine
(see also Social Media page in this research guide)
Blakes, January 29, 2015: “New challenges for old laws: B.C. Court considers employee misuse of social media,” by Eleni Kassaris and Skye McGinley.
"The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s ruling in Kim v. International Triathlon Union (International Triathlon Union) is the first reported court decision to consider termination of a non-union employee for postings made on a social media platform".
Lancaster House Labour Arbitration Conference 2014. Panel 3: Provocative Postings: Balancing Rights in a Tech-Savvy World. Monitoring Off-Duty Social Media Use (request from CIRHR Library staff)
Employment Law and the New Workplace in the Social Media Age , Toronto : Irwin Law, 2013. 397 p. (available for 3 hour short-term loan in the CIRHR Library) E-book.
Anaka, L., & McLeod, K. (2012). Social Media and Digital Evidence at Arbitration: A Union Perspective. In Labour Arbitration Yearbook 2012-2013 (pp. 39-62). Toronto: Lancaster House.
Michaud, J. & Feth, K. (2012). Social Media and Digital Evidence at Arbitration: A Management Perspective. In Labour Arbitration Yearbook 2012-2013 (pp. 17-37). Toronto: Lancaster House.
Blurred boundaries: Social media privacy and the Twenty‐First‐Century employee. Sánchez Abril, P., Levin, A., & Del Riego, A. (2012).American Business Law Journal, 49(1), 63-124. (do a title search in the Summons box provided to link to this title)
Slaw, November 11, 2010: Employees Fired for Facebook Comments
Glowings, Februrary 2011: Facebook and Workplace Privacy: New Developments and Implications for Businesses [PDF]
Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University, March 2017: CFE Whistleblowing Initiative (2 pages PDF)
European CEO, February 25, 2019: Whistle while you work: the benefits of corporate whistleblowing
Whistleblowing Impact website 2016: We are university academics who research various aspects of whistleblowing. We have developed clear and practical guides, based on our research. Feel free to view, download and use. We just ask that you cite our work, and we would really appreciate your feedback.
The impacts of whistleblowing bibliography (2016) with links to academic articles
The Globe and Mail, January 23, 2013: Is Ottawa losing another crucial whistleblower?
The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2013: Whistleblower prompts call for more debate on whether bills violate Charter
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