The Centre leads, conducts and fosters interdisciplinary research on emerging issues for workplace law. It is particularly focused on the implications for law of social, economic, cultural, technological and demographic changes shaping the contemporary workplace, in Canada and globally.

Current themes of the Centre’s research include:
• Whether the legal foundations of Canadian workplace law and policy (structures of employee representation, coverage of rights and responsibilities, role of employment standards) need to change in response to economic and technological change, and trends in economic inequality;
• The content and coverage of Charter freedoms at work, and their implications for the evolution of the common law;
• Artificial intelligence, online dispute resolution and workplace law.

The Centre’s research agenda is driven by the expertise and interests of its researchers and informed by its expert Advisory Committee.

The Centre’s publications can be accessed here.