Closing the Employment Standards Enforcement Gap: Improving Employment Standards Protections for People in Precarious Jobs is a collaborative research initiative of seven Ontario universities and 16 cross-sectoral partner organizations. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the five-year project seeks to inform effective employment standards enforcement in Ontario.
Ryerson University, October 2016: ““Working so hard and still so poor!” A Public Health Crisis in the Making: The Health Impacts of Precarious Work on Racialized Refugee and Immigrant Women”, by Winnie Ng, Aparna Sundar, Jennifer Poole, Bhutila Karpoche,Idil Abdillahi, Sedef Arat-Koc, Akua Benjamin, Grace-Edward Galabuzi. (52 pages, PDF)
International Labour Office, “Non-standard forms of employment” (Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organization, 2015).
Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, V. 34, No. 1 (Fall 2012) -- This issue contains the following articles:
"The Legal Determinants of Precariousness in Personal Work Relations: A European Perspective", by Nicola Kountouris
"A Quid Pro Quo in Temporary Agency Work: Abolishing Restrictions and Establishing Equal Treatment - Lessons to Be Learned from European and German Labor Law", by Bernd Waas
"The Principle of Proportionality in Labor Law and Its Impact on Precarious Workers", by Guy Davidov
"The Human Right to Livelihood: Recognizing the Right to Be Human", by Kamala Sankaran
"Precarious Migrant Status and Precarious Employment: The Paradox of International Rights for Migrant Workers", by Judy Fudge
"Human Rights for Precarious Workers: The Legislative Precariousness of Domestic Labor", by Virginia Mantouvalou
"New Frontiers of Regulation: Domestic Work, Working Conditions, and the Holistic Assessment of Nonstandard Work Norms", by Deirdre McCann
"Human Rights and the Multiple Dimensions of Precarious Work", by Einat Albin
"Human Rights and Labor Rights: Why Don't the Two Tracks Meet", by Guy Mundlak
Toronto’s Workers’ Action Centre, March 2015:"Still Living on the Edge: Building Decent Jobs from the Ground Up," addresses cultural, legal, and social issues facing Ontario’s workers. (84 pages, PDF)
Occupational & Environmental Medicine, November 2014: “Chronic effects of shift work on cognition: findings from the VISAT longitudinal study,” by Jean-Claude Marquié, Philip Tucker, Simon Folkard, Catherine Gentil, and David Ansiau
The Globe and Mail, October 7, 2014: “As jobs become more precarious, Canadians ought to be worried about the middle class” [video, 8:17 min.]
Hatton, E. (2014). Temporary weapons: Employers' use of temps against organized labor. ILR Review, 67(1), 86-110. Link to ILR Review.
rabble.ca, June 3, 2014: “Organizing precarious workers: Unifor’s community approach,” by H.G. Watson
rabble.ca, May 30, 2014: “Organizing precarious workers: Unions think sector-wide to help freelancers,” by H.G. Watson
rabble.ca, May 28, 2014: “Organizing precarious workers: Workers’ centres open their doors,” by H.G. Watson
rabble.ca, May 27, 2014: “Organizing precarious workers: Looking for a new model,” by H.G. Watson
MetCalf Foundation, April 2014: “Profiting from the Precarious: How recruitment practices exploit migrant workers,” by Fay Faraday -- Read the full report here (98 pages, PDF), and a summary of the report here (57 pages, PDF).
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, March 2014: “Seismic Shift: Ontario’s Changing Labour Market,” by Kaylie Tiessen (32 pages, PDF)
Vosko, L. F. (2013). Rights without remedies: Enforcing employment standards in Ontario by maximizing voice among workers in precarious jobs. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 845-873.
International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, March 2013: "The Agency Work Industry Around the World" 2013 Report
McMaster University, PEPSO and The United Way, February 23, 2013: Its more than poverty: employment precarity and household well being (120 pages, PDF)
Conference Board of Canada, 2013: Managing the Total Workforce: Bringing Contingent Labor Inside the Strategic Workforce Planning Tent (36 pages, PDF)
Fudge, J. (2012). Precarious Migrant Status and Precarious Employment: The Paradox of International Rights for Migrant Workers. Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal. 34, 95-131.
Metcalf Foundation, September 2012: “Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity,” by Fay Farady (120 pages, PDF)
IRPP Study, October 23, 2012: "The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes," by Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt
Law Commission of Ontario, April 3, 2013: Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work: Final Report, December 2012 (HTML)
Law Commission of Ontario, April 3, 2013: Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work (175 pages, PDF)
Law Commission of Ontario, 2012: Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work: Interim Report (166 pages, PDF)
Kalleberg, A. L. (2009). Precarious work, insecure workers: Employment relations in transition. American Sociological Review, 74(1), 1-22.
Gomez, R., Gunderson M., (2005). Non-Standard and Vulnerable Workers: A Case of Mistaken Identity? Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, 12, 177-203.
Weil, David. (2010). Improving Workplace Conditions Through Strategic Enforcement. Boston University School of Management Research Paper, Paper No. 2010-20.
CLMR Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University, August 8, 2016: Conference: The Gig Economy and Your Protections and Rights (PDF, 128 pages)
Economic Policy Institute, March 17, 2016: "Uber business model does not justify a new ‘independent worker’ category", by Ross Eisenbrey and Lawrence Mishel
Quartz, March 2016: Inside Instacart’s fraught and misguided quest to become the Uber of groceries
Grossman, N. & Woyke, E. (2016). Serving workers in the gig economy: Emerging resources for the on-demand workforce. O'Reilly.
Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, January 29, 2015: “Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup”
Sofia, Ranchordás (2015). Does Sharing Mean Caring? Regulating Innovation in the Sharing Economy. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. 16(1).
DataSpace at Princeton University, January, 2015: "An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States" [28 pages, PDF]
Hall, J.V., Krueger, A.B. (2015). An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States. Princeton University Industrial Relations Section Working Paper #587. (28 pages, PDF)
Rauch, D.E. and Schleicher, D. (2015). Like Uber, But for Local Governmental Policy: The Future of Local Regulation of the 'Sharing Economy'. George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-01. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2549919 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2549919
Gobble, M. M. (2015). Regulating innovation in the new economy. Research Technology Management, 58(2), 62-64.
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