Apr 14

Hello everyone.  Welcome to MHRM 6700, Workplace Law,  Practice, and Policy.

This class explores the Three Regimes of Work Law: (1)  The Common Law;  (2)  Employment Regulation (Employment Standards and Human Rights); and (3)  Collective Bargaining Law.

The course objective is to familiarize you with key issues and policy debates that shape the law of the workplace.  You will learn key legal rules relevant to HR managers, and you will engage the key ‘big’ debates that shape all labour policy and the role of law in trying to influence employment conditions.  Thus, the course is a mix of practical law and theoretical and policy debate.

Course Blogs

This is the course blog, where all course related information will be posted.  You should also check out my main blog, Law of Work Blog, for stories that relate directly to the material that will be discussed in this course.  You can find the link to this course blog on my main blog, under the tab at the top called “Current Courses”.  You will need a password to access some of the MHRM6700 course blog.  I will give it to you via email.

The outline will be posted above under the Outline tab. You need to enter the password, which I will send to you as soon as I receive the class email list.  I understand that the textbook has been mailed out.  There will be supplemental readings for classes 3 and 4, but I will hand those out in the second class.

Muskoka Bay Beer Company Case Study

We will do the Muskoka Bay Beer Company case study as a group exercise each week, under the tab Case Study on top of this page. In groups, you will discuss one or more of the exercises in the case study.  However, please read and think about all of the exercises ahead of the class.  In most instances, the ‘answers’ to the questions raised in the exercises are found in the readings you’ve been assigned for the week.  Make notes about how you would answer the questions so you are able to participate in a discussion in class.

That’s it for now.  I will continue to build this website over the coming weeks and throughout the term.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Cheers, David


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