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Labour Law in Canada - Donald D. Carter

Labour Law in Canada

By: Donald D. Carter (Editor)

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Published: 21st December 2001
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For a clear understanding of the legal protections and remedies available to employers and workers in Canada, this convenient survey and analysis is ideal. Although it may be said that there are eleven distinct systems of labour law in Canada - encompassing ten provinces And The Federal government - the authors ensure depth of treatment by focusing on common policy themes and typical legal solutions, with significant departures noted in whatever province or area of law they may arise. However, The relevant law of the three most populous and influential provinces - Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia - is covered in particular detail, As is Federal labour legislation and case law. Among the important areas of Canadian law and practice emphasised are the following: the tension between trade union power and business flexibility; collective 'labour law' and individual 'employment law'; the effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement; the central place of the legal concept of the employment contract; labour standards legislation; the influence of the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms; court intervention in labour law, both under common law principles and Quebec's civil code; the role of labour relations boards; and judicial review of administrative decisions and arbitration awards. As an accurate and usable guide for lawyers not expert in Canadian law, Labour Law in Canada is without peer. it will be of particular value to business investors and their counsel.

The Authorsp. 3
General Acknowledgementp. 5
Acknowledgement from Brian Etheringtonp. 7
List of Abbreviationsp. 21
Introductionp. 23
General Observationsp. 23
General Background Informationp. 25
General Notions and Special Definitionsp. 40
The Canadian Labour Movementp. 48
The Role of Government Institutions in the Shaping and Administration of Labour Law and Industrial Relations Policyp. 62
Sources of Labour Lawp. 71
The Individual Employment Relationshipp. 79
Definitions and Conceptsp. 79
Rights and Duties of the Parties to the Employment Relationshipp. 113
Collective Labour Relationsp. 203
Trade Unions and Their Organizationsp. 203
The Right to Organizep. 235
Legal Recognition of Collective Bargaining Rightsp. 250
The Collective Bargaining Processp. 286
Industrial Conflictp. 308
Collective Agreementsp. 363
Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9789041117502
ISBN-10: 9041117504
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 21st December 2001
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 5