Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from sixty recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Excess Copyright  2. Canadian Appeals Monitor  3. Law of Work  4. Slater Vecchio Connected  5. Clicklaw Blog

Excess Copyright
Leuthold Loses Longshot Appeals In Her Litigation Against CBC

The Federal Court of Appeal on June 27, 2014 has given its judgments in Catherine Leuthold’s two uphill appeals in a case about which I have written earlier at length. Spoiler alert. Not surprisingly, she also lost on the appeals. However, the reasoning of the Federal Court of Appeal is more interesting and more far reaching than might have been expected, given the very peculiar circumstances of this case….

Canadian Appeals Monitor
Nine Years Too Late, Wal-Mart’s First Unionized Employees Win at the Highest Court

The saga of North America’s first unionized Wal-Mart has taken a significant turn in favour of its former employees, nine years after they lost their jobs when the store in Jonquière, Quebec was permanently shut. Much ink has been spilled telling the story of the Jonquière store, its successful unionization in 2004, and its closure in 2005, which was announced on the very day that an arbitrator had been appointed in relation to the what was to have been the store’s first collective agreement. …

Law of Work
University of Windsor’s Latest Tactics Raise Intriguing Legal Questions

As I noted last week, the University of Windsor threatened to impose new terms and conditions of employment on its unionized faculty if a deal wasn’t reached by 12.01 a.m. on July 8. That date has now passed, but the employer has apparently decided to wait. I was curious to see if the employer would carry through with that threat. It might still. But as more facts trickle out, this situation becomes more intriguing to us labour law geeks. I’m sure that the University has top notch labour lawyers advising them. But let’s ponder, as we do on this blog, whether the University might have crossed a legal line….

Slater Vecchio Connected
New Guidelines for Youth Concussion

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation released important new guidelines to help caregivers, health care workers, and sports officials diagnose and manage concussions in youth. Dr. Roger Zemek of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario led a team of 30 medical experts to put the guidelines together. He says they are the first comprehensive pediatric guidelines available. The report took two years to create, with researchers following 2,000 patients and reviewing more than 4,000 academic papers….

Clicklaw Blog
Employment Dispute? Share Your Experience

The Government of BC’s Civil Resolution Tribunal Branch is creating an online dispute resolution website and they’re looking for help from the public. They’d like to talk to people who have had a recent dispute with their employer or employee so they can learn more about the kinds of experiences people have had in these kinds of situations. They’ll use this information to inform the design of their online dispute resolution website to make sure it meets the needs of people in BC….


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