2011 is rapidly coming to a close and The Youth and Work blog is going to be taking a short break for the holidays. We will be returning in 2012 and time permitting I may write a year in review post. Below are my nominations for the 2011 Clawbies. I read all these blogs on a regular basis as they track interesting developments in Canadian workplace law and provide practical information for readers.
Doorey's Workplace Law Blog: David Doorey writes the one of the best workplace law blogs in Canada. He combines his experience as a lawyer and law professor to provide cutting edge analysis on emerging issues in the areas of employment, labour and human rights law. Beyond the content, the blog also contains spirited debate from his readers and extensive legal resources. It's a must read for anyone with an interest in workplace law, labour market policy and critical analysis.
Québec Labour Law Blog: Gabriel Granatstein, a lawyer with Norton Rose's Montreal office, writes an excellent blog about the legal developments coming out of Québec. This province has a vibrant culture of industrial pluralism and has avoided a lot of the stagnation that characterizes labour law in other provinces. The content ranges includes practical advice, discussions about legal developments and updates on new case law. It's an engaging read and highly recommended.
All About Information: This is one of Hicks Morley's in-house blogs that covers the intersection of workplace law and privacy. It contains a lot of practical information that's useful reading if you deal with privacy issues on a regular basis. I like the blog because it tackles a niche area in a fairly thorough manner that's easily accessible.
Those are my nominations. In closing, what would the holidays be without music and seeing as I'm a huge music nerd I thought a bit of Cancon would be in order. Below is a recent clip of Toronto's Fucked Up singing Jingle Bells (I was at the concert); they're coming off a banner year and if you still need a present for someone special their recent David Comes To Live album is highly recommended. Enjoy.