The Law of Work: Common Law and the Regulation of Work

The Law of Work: Common Law and the Regulation of Work
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
January 2016
Business, Corporate, and Commercial Law; Employment, Labour, and Human Resources Law

This multi-part text offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the many aspects of employment and labour law in Canada, and the policies and forces that shape it. The Law of Work: Common Law and the Regulation of Work features numerous but concise chapters, clear explanations of concepts and definitions, and useful pedagogy throughout.

The book/ebook is also linked to Professor Doorey's own widely read and award-winning blog ( Readers will be able to refer to the website to find regularly updated content, links, and news related to the contents of each chapter, as well as the author's regular insightful blog posts, commentary, and additional discussion questions relating to current developments in this field.

  • Meets HRPA standards for academic rigour and overall content coverage
  • The author offers a conceptual grounding that links the four parts of the book through a systematic framework approach that explains how work law influences and is influenced by broader social, economic, political, and legal forces
  • The text is closely tied to the author’s award-winning blog, which provides links updating the book’s coverage, and further commentary on key issues and news stories
  • Chapter pedagogy includes boxes, definitions, summaries, discussion questions, updates, and external links
  • Boxed features highlight important case decisions, prominent theories and thinkers, and key concepts or debates
  • Concise chapters are designed to emphasize key concepts, laws, and issues, without excessive detail
  • Provides clearly defined terms and a full glossary
  • Very affordable price, and available as book or ebook

Part I: The Law of Work: Themes, Frameworks, and Perspectives

  • Chapter 1: Canadian Work Law in a Nutshell
  • Chapter 2: The Law of What? Employment, Self-Employment, and Everything in Between
  • Chapter 3: A Framework for Analyzing the Law of Work
  • Chapter 4: Key Perspectives That Shape the Law of Work

Part II: The Common Law Regime

Formation and Requirements of an Employment Contract

  • Chapter 5: A Brief History of the Common Law Model of Employment (Claire Mummé)
  • Chapter 6: The Job Recruitment and Hiring Process
  • Chapter 7: The Requirements of an Employment Contract

The Employment Contract

  • Chapter 8: Expressed and Ancillary Employment Contract Terms
  • Chapter 9: Implied Employment Contract Terms
  • Chapter 10: Modifying Employment Contracts

The End of an Employment Contract

  • Chapter 11: Termination by Agreement of the Parties
  • Chapter 12: Termination by "Frustration"
  • Chapter 13: Termination by an Employer with "Reasonable Notice"
  • Chapter 14: Summary Dismissal: Termination for Cause Without Notice
  • Chapter 15: "You Forced Me to Quit!": The Special Case of Constructive Dismissal
  • Chapter 16: Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuits
  • Chapter 17: "I Quit!": Termination of the Employment Contract by the Employee

Tort Law and Work

  • Chapter 18: Tort Law and the Employment Relationship

Part III: The Regulatory Regime

  • Chapter 19: Mapping Labour Market Regulation
  • Chapter 20: The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Regulatory Standards

Employment Protection Regulation

  • Chapter 21: Regulating Wages and Pay Equity
  • Chapter 22: Regulating Working Time
  • Chapter 23: Regulating the End of Employment Contracts
  • Chapter 24: Regulating Worker Safety and Injuries (Bob Barnetson)
  • Chapter 25: Mapping Human Rights at Work
  • Chapter 26: Putting Human Rights Law to Work
  • Chapter 27: What Are the Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination?
  • Chapter 28: Bona Fide Occupational Requirements and Other Discrimination Defences
  • Chapter 29: The Duty to Accommodate (Michael Lynk)
  • Chapter 30: Regulating Unemployment

Broader Labour Market Regulation

  • Chapter 31: The Right to Work: Immigration and Mobility Law (Sarah Marsden)
  • Chapter 32: Intellectual Property Law and Work (May Cheng)
  • Chapter 33: Privacy Law at Work (John Craig and Justine Lindner)
  • Chapter 34: Pensions, Insolvencies, Bankruptcies, and the Worker (Simon Archer)
  • Chapter 35: International Law, Trade Law, and Globalization

Additional module coming in 2016:
Part IV: The Collective Bargaining Regime

Updates coming soon

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The Law of Work: Common Law and the Regulation of Work

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Price: $102.50

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