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Labor and Employment Law

2016

Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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A Law Of Just Transitions?: Putting Labor Law To Work On Climate Change, David J. Doorey Jan 2016

A Law Of Just Transitions?: Putting Labor Law To Work On Climate Change, David J. Doorey

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper Series

Climate change will dramatically affect labor markets, but labor law scholars have mostly ignored it. Environmental law scholars are concerned with climate change, but they lack expertise in the complexities of regulating the labor relationship. Neither legal field is equipped to deal adequately with the challenge of governing the effects of climate change on labor markets, employers, and workers. This essay argues that a legal field organized around the concept of a 'just transition' to a lower carbon economy could bring together environmental law, labor law, and environment justice scholars in interesting and valuable ways. "Just transitions" is a concept ...


Employment Standards Enforcement: A Scan Of Employment Standards Complaints And Workplace Inspections And Their Resolution Under The Employment Standards Act, 2000, Leah F. Vosko, Andrea M. Noack, Eric Tucker Jan 2016

Employment Standards Enforcement: A Scan Of Employment Standards Complaints And Workplace Inspections And Their Resolution Under The Employment Standards Act, 2000, Leah F. Vosko, Andrea M. Noack, Eric Tucker

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Maximizing Opportunity, Minimizing Risk: Aligning Law, Policy And Practice To Strengthen Work-Integrated Learning In Ontario, Joseph F. Turcotte, Leslie Nichols, Lisa Philipps Jan 2016

Maximizing Opportunity, Minimizing Risk: Aligning Law, Policy And Practice To Strengthen Work-Integrated Learning In Ontario, Joseph F. Turcotte, Leslie Nichols, Lisa Philipps

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A broad consensus is emerging in Ontario and at the federal level in favour of expanding postsecondary students’ access to experiential or “work-integrated learning” (WIL) opportunities. One of the challenges in implementing this vision is navigating the complex legal status of students as they leave campus and enter workplaces in a wide range of industries and roles. This study aims to support these efforts by mapping the current legal landscape for WIL to identify both risks and opportunities for students, post-secondary institutions (PSIs) and placement hosts alike (referred to collectively in this study as “WIL participants”). It makes recommendations to ...


Outsourcing And Supply Chains In Canada, Eric Tucker, Leah F. Vosko, John Grundy, Alec Stromdahl Jan 2016

Outsourcing And Supply Chains In Canada, Eric Tucker, Leah F. Vosko, John Grundy, Alec Stromdahl

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While data on the extent of outsourcing by Canadian businesses is scant, there is general agreement that over the last several decades the phenomenon has increased and taken a variety of forms including the use of global supply-chains (offshoring) and domestic subcontracting (outsourcing).175 In this way, large businesses have been able to shed responsibility for the employees who actually perform the work. David Weil has aptly characterized this phenomenon as “fissuring”, which can take a variety of forms including sub-contracting, franchising, and other arrangements.176 A related phenomenon that will be addressed here is the use of temporary employment ...