The Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal (CLELJ) is Canada’s foremost periodical in the field, providing in-depth analysis of key issues as well as timely commentary on major legislative and case law developments. Designed for academics, adjudicators and practitioners, the Journal is in its twenty-ninth year of publication, appearing two times a year in softcover format. 

The CLELJ is a collaborative publication of Lancaster House and the Queen’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace, providing in-depth analysis of key issues and commentary on legislative and case law developments. With articles written from both a scholarly and a practice-oriented point of view, the CLELJ covers topics relating to labour and employment law, human rights, pension and benefits law, workplace privacy, occupational health and safety, and international and comparative labour law. 

Notably, the CLELJ has been relied on by the Supreme Court of Canada in several of the most significant labour law cases over the past few decades, including Meiorin, dealing with workplace discrimination claims and the duty to accommodate; B.C. Health Services, holding that collective bargaining is a constitutionally protected activity under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; and Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), striking down provincial privacy legislation as an unjustifiable violation of a union’s Charter right to freedom of expression. 

In its landmark ruling in Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in 2015, recognizing a constitutional right to strike under the Charter, the Supreme Court cited with approval ten articles from the CLELJ — more than from any other single source. 

In addition, courts, labour boards, arbitrators and human rights tribunals across Canada have referred to the CLELJ in their decisions. 

The CLELJ is a member of the prestigious International Association of Labour Law Journals, comprised of the world’s top labour law periodicals.