The Law of Work, 2nd Edition

The Law of Work, 2nd Edition
Emond Publishing
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Publication Date:
March 2020
Employment, Labour, and Human Resources Law

The Law of Work, 2nd Edition presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of Canadian employment and labour law. Ideal for a non-legal audience, this resource considers the social context in which these laws are made and draws from various disciplines, including economics, management studies, and history.

Through short, focused chapters, readers will be introduced to the three regimes of work law: common law, regulation, and collective bargaining. Notable legal cases and explanations of key concepts are featured throughout, alongside practical problem-solving exercises and discussion questions that invite readers to apply the law to real-life workplace scenarios.

  • Promote experiential learning with new “Applying the Law” scenario-style questions and other pedagogy
  • Concise descriptions of key concepts, laws, and contemporary issues
  • Updated systems model depicts how labour policy and laws are affected by societal developments
  • Contributions from experts in various areas of employment and labour law
  • Clearly defined terms and a full glossary
  • Charts and figures illustrating key content

Part I: The Law of Work: Themes, Frameworks, and Perspectives
1. Canadian Law of Work in a Nutshell
2. A Framework for Analyzing the Law of Work
3. Key Perspectives That Shape the Law of Work
4. What Is Employment?
Selected Cases: Part I

Part II: The Common Law Regime
Formation and Requirements of an Employment Contract
5. A Brief History of the Common Law Model of Employment
6. The Job Recruitment and Hiring Process
7. The Requirements to Create and Modify an Employment Contract
The Employment Contract
8. Expressed Terms of Employment Contracts
9. Implied and Ancillary Employment Contract Terms
The End of an Employment Contract
10. Termination by an Employer with "Reasonable Notice"
11. Termination by "Frustration"
12. Summary Dismissal: Termination for Cause Without Notice
13. “You Forced Me to Quit!”: The Special Case of Constructive Dismissal
14. Damages in Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuits
15. “I Quit!”: Termination of the Employment Contract by the Employee
Tort Law and Work
16. Tort Law and the Employment Relationship
Selected Cases: Part II

Part III: The Regulatory Regime
17. Introduction to the Regulatory Regime
Employment Protection Regulation
18. Wage Regulation and Pay Equity
19. Regulating Hours of Work, Time-Off, and Overtime
20. Regulating the End of Employment Contracts
21. Introduction to Human Rights at Work
22. The Two-Step Human Rights Model and the Prohibited Grounds of Discrimination
23. The Bona Fide Occupational Requirement, the Duty to Accommodate, and Other Discrimination Defences
24. Occupational Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation
Broader Labour Market Regulation
25. The Right to Work: Immigration and Mobility Law
26. Privacy Law at Work
27. Globalization and the Law of Work: International Labour Law and Trade Law
Selected Cases: Part III

Part IV: The Collective Bargaining Regime
28. Introduction to the Collective Bargaining Regime and the Canadian Labour Movement
29. A Brief History of Labour and the Law
30. Why Do Workers Join Unions, and What Effects Do Unions Have on Business?
31. The Unionization Process (old 39)
32. Unfair Labour Practices and the Right to Organize
33. Collective Bargaining and the Making of a Collective Agreement
34. The Law of Industrial Conflict
35. The Collective Agreement
36. Grievances, Labour Arbitration, and “Just Cause” for Discipline in the Unionized Workplace
37. The Regulation of Unions: Legal Status, the Duty of Fair Representation, and Decertification
38. Public Sector Labour Relations
Selected Cases: Part IV

Part V: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Work
39. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Work

Prices and Formats

The Law of Work, 2nd Edition

Format: Print
Cover: Softcover
Colour: Four Colour
Status: Available

Price: $110.00