Lecture One: Introduction to Employment Law

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.  

These powerpoint slides provide a general overview of what was discussed in the lecture.

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.


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