In this class, we explore at a general level what the course will cover and introduce the ‘three regimes’ of work law. In this course, we are concerned with two of those regimes: the Common Law of Employment and The Regulatory Standards Regime.
All of the slides I put up during the lecture can be found in the Handouts tab at the top of this website.
You are expected to read chapter 3 and complete the Exercise at the back of the chapter, which we will briefly discuss at the beginning of the second class. It requires you to read a Toronto Star story about exploited workers in downtown Toronto and to think about what forces contributed to an environment in which that is possible today.