Academic Research Projects

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The following academic research papers were prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Labour to support the Changing Workplaces Review. The two Special Advisors appointed to lead this Review have released an Interim Report that outlines feedback received from stakeholders and the public, and academic and inter-jurisdictional research, including research from these papers.

The IRHR Library, Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources is providing digital access to these papers in coordination with the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s release of the Interim Report for the Changing Workplaces Review. These papers represent the views of the authors and not necessarily those of the Ministry of Labour. © Queen’s Printer for Ontario, 2016.

Kevin Banks, Employment Standards Complaint Resolution, Compliance and Enforcement: A Review of the Literature on Access and Effectiveness

Timothy J. Bartkiw, Collective Bargaining, Strikes and Lockouts under the Labour Relations Act, 1995

Rafael Gomez, Employee Voice and Representation in the New World of Work: Issues and Options for Ontario

Morley Gunderson, Changing Pressures Affecting the Workplace and Implications for Employment Standards and Labour Relations Legislation

Morley Gunderson, Expected and Actual Impacts of Employment Standards

Michael Lynk, A Review of the Employee Occupational Exclusions under the Ontario Labour Relations Act, 1995

Sara Slinn, Collective Bargaining

Anil Verma, Labour Regulation and Jurisdictional Competitiveness, Investment, and Business Formation: A Review of the Mechanisms and Evidence

Leah F. Vosko, Andrea M. Noack, and Mark P. Thomas, How Far Does the Employment Standards Act, 2000 Extend and What Are the Gaps in Coverage?

Leah F. Vosko, Andrea M. Noack, and Eric Tucker, Employment Standards Enforcement: A Scan of Employment Standards Complaints and Workplace Inspections and Their Resolution under the Employment Standards Act, 2000