Federal Labour Law and Practice

Douglas Gilbert; Brian Burkett; Margaret Gavins; John Craig

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Editors: Brian Burkett, Douglas Gilbert, John Craig, Margaret Gavins

Federal Labour Law and Practice provides a detailed and analytical review of federal labour law as it has been developed by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (and where relevant its predecessor the Canada Labour Relations Board) and the courts, with special emphasis on the impact of the 1999 amendments to the Canada Labour Code. It includes a thorough review of the Canada Industrial Relations Board Regulations, 2012 and an analysis of the impact of the new Regulations on the Board's practice and procedure.

An essential text for labour practitioners, in-house counsel, unions and human resources professionals dealing with federally regulated unionized workplaces, it covers the following topics:

Chapter 1 – Placing Federal Labour Law in its Historical Context

Chapter 2 – Background to the Federal Sector

Chapter 3 – Recent Developments in the Federal Sector

Chapter 4 – The Code in our Federal System

Chapter 5 – Extraterritorial Application of the Code

Chapter 6 – Organization of the Board

Chapter 7 – Board Procedures

Chapter 8 – Who is covered by the Canada Labour Code?

Chapter 9 – Interim Orders

Chapter 10 – Acquisition of Bargaining Rights

Chapter 11 – The Board's Power to Review and Reconsider its Decision

Chapter 12 – Single Employer Applications and Bargaining Rights

Chapter 13 – Revocation of Bargaining Rights

Chapter 14 – Sale of Business Applications

Chapter 15 – Collective Bargaining under the Canada Labour Code

Chapter 16 – Content and Interpretation of Collective Agreements

Chapter 17 – Conciliation and First Agreement Interest Arbitration

Chapter 18 – Strikes and Lock-outs

Chapter 19 – Unfair Labour Practices

Chapter 20 – Offences and Punishments


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Labor and Employment Law


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