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

 
The Law of Work: Common Law and the Regulation of Work
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-606-3
 
Publisher:
Emond Montgomery Publications
 
Page Count:
482
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2016
 
Subjects:
Business and Economics; 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. Written to fill the need for a law text that is accessible to law and non-law students alike, 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 Law of Work is intended primarily for undergraduate and graduate university and college students, particularly those in courses on employment law, human resources management, labour law, labour studies, industrial relations, and other business and labour courses.

The book/ebook is also linked to Professor Doorey's own widely read and award-winning blog (LawofWork.ca). Students 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.

  • The material is arranged in four parts (see 'Contents' tab), which allows instructors to easily select the content that matches their needs and "customize" their course materials
  • Text is written specifically for students with no previous law background, and takes care to explain terms and concepts clearly
  • 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 LawofWork.ca, 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 for the first-time student
  • Provides clearly defined terms and a full glossary
  • Very affordable price, and available as book or ebook
  • Teaching supplements available

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

Click below for links to updated and archival content from David Doorey’s “Law of Work” blog, organized to reflect the chapters in the text.

Part One: The Law of Work: Themes, Frameworks, and Perspectives
Part Two: The Common Law Regime
Part Three: The Regulatory Regime
Part Four: The Collective Bargaining Regime (Coming Soon)

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

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 Two: The Common Law Regime

Formation and Requirements of an Employment Contract
Chapter 5: A Brief History of the Common Law Model of Employment

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 Three: 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

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

Chapter 30: Regulating Unemployment

Broader Labour Market Regulation
Chapter 31: The Right to Work: Immigration and Mobility Law

Chapter 32: Intellectual Property Law and Work

Chapter 33: Privacy Law at Work

Chapter 34: Pensions, Insolvencies, Bankruptcies, and the Worker

Chapter 35: International Law, Trade Law, and Globalization

Part Four: The Collective Bargaining Regime (Coming Soon)

Instructor Resources

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Test Bank
  • Image Bank

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