EMPR 210: Employment Law

Instructor: Macey Niellisen

Delivery: Online 

Term: Fall 2023

Course Description: This introductory course will provide students with a foundation to understand employment law in Canada. The course will examine the principles of employment law with a primary focus on current provincial and federal legislation affecting human resource management in a non-unionized setting including the: Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontario
Employment Standards Act, Pay Equity Act, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Employment Equity Act. The course will also examine issues regarding privacy, voluntary and involuntary employment termination, and broader common law topics.

Learning Outcomes: The course will provide students with a foundation in employment-related laws in Canada. Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  1. Compare the legal obligations and processes for unionized and non-unionized workplaces;
  2. Identify and interpret employment laws and workplace regulations;
  3. Critically analyze current and evolving areas of the law (e.g. family status);
  4. Develop a sound understanding of the role of human rights in the modern workplace; and
  5. Explain and evaluate an employment contract.

Learning Hours: 120 (60 Online Activity, 60 Private Study)  

Grading Scheme: 

Detailed descriptions of each assignment, including the rubrics used for evaluation, are available on the course onQ website under the assignments tab.

Self-Assessments 0% 
Case Analysis 15%
Individual Online Assignement(s) 10%
Contract Interpretation 10%
Mid-term Exam 25%
Final Exam 40%

Prerequisites: Level 2 or above

Exclusions: LAW 203; LAW 560; LAW 567