LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law

This course is designed to acquaint the student with a general understanding of employment law, particularly in Ontario. The role of common law and Ontario statutes affecting non-unionized and unionized workers is examined. Legislation concerning employment standards, human rights, safety and workplace safety and insurance, employment insurance, and wrongful dismissal is reviewed. Reference is made to Federal Law where it differs markedly from Ontario Law. The latter part of the course analyzes the collective bargaining relationship with particular concentration on the Labour Relations Act. Rights and obligations of employers, employees, and unions will be examined. Relevant statutes and selected cases are examined. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: LAW 122 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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