Migrants at Work in Canada Symposium
Law, Work and Family Care: A Symposium
Frontiers of Human Rights in Canadian Workplaces
"One Law for All”: Has Weber v Ontario Hydro transformed Collective Agreement Administration and Arbitration in Canada?
What Are the Implications of Saskatchewan Federation of Labour v Saskatchewan?
Workplace Pensions: Next Generation or Final Frontier
Privacy, Law and the Contemporary Workplace: "New Challenges and Directions"
The Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace hosted it's second major conference which included eminent academics, adjudicators and practitioners. They reflected on the gaps and guidance found in Canadian law for employers, workers and governments facing emerging privacy issues. Major topics included privacy in a wired and wireless world, searches and surveillance, and access and management of employee medical, psychological and genetic information. The Conference was held in Toronto at One King West hotel on Friday, November 22, 2013. Special thanks to our sponsors: Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP and Sherrard Kuzz LLP. Conference Materials
Adjudicating Human Rights in the Workplace: After Ontario's Pinto Report, Where Do We Go Next?
November 9-10, 2012: This workshop was designed to generate new thinking on the adjudication of workplace human rights issues, in light of recent legislative reforms and the on-going problems posed by multiple and competing adjudicative forums. Speakers were drawn from all corners of the human rights spectrum, and includes senior members of human rights commissions, tribunals and organization. Andrew Pinto, Chair of the Review, discussed the highlights of his report and discussed the review process. Draft papers were circulated in advance of the workshop. This event was funded, in part, by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Materials from this workshop can be found here.
In the Wake of the Drummond Report and Ontario Budget: Prospects for Reform of Industrial Relations in the Ontario Broader Public Sector
Shades of Grey: Law & Aging in the Contemporary Workplace
April 27th & 28th, 2012: The Centre's first major conference, Shades of Grey: Law and Aging in the Contemporary Workplace, focused on implications of Canada's aging population for pensions, benefits and workplace human rights. It took place at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto with keynote speakers: The Honourable Justice Thomas Cromwell and Michael Wolfson from the University of Ottawa. Conference Materials
Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law: How Enforceable are the Commitments of European Companies in North America?
On Friday, October 28th and Saturday, October 29th, 2011, the CLCW hosted a Workshop titled "Freedom of Association in Private Transnational Law: How Enforceable are the Commitments of European companies in North America?"
This workshop, organized by the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace in partnership with the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) and the Program in Comparative Labor and Employment Law and Policy at the University of Illinois, was designed to explore the enforceability of non-contractual instruments, such as corporate codes of conduct and international framework agreements between firms and international labour federations, as tools for protecting worker freedom of association. Participants who were included were scholars and practitioners from Canada, the United States and Europe as well as Canadian doctoral students, who consider the enforceabilty and efficacy of these tools from an interdisciplinary perspective. Materials from this workshop can be found here.
The Implications of the Fraser Case
Labour Arbitration as Access to Justice
April 29, 2011: the CLCW hosted a Workshop on the need for grievance arbitration to deal with human rights issues, employment standards issues, common law doctrines and issues, constitutional issues, and much more complex fact situations. Should we take pride in the fact that a dispute resolution system designed and operated by unions, employers and their counsel is being trusted to resolve such a range of fundamental and increasingly complex questions? Or is it being pushed beyond its limits? What changes to arbitration processes, if any, are needed today. Materials from this workshop can be found here.