Human Resource Management: Legislation, Cases/Decisions, Labour Agreements

The following are some basic resources for finding information on Canadian legislation, cases/decisions, and labour agreements in the area of human resource management. The list is not exhaustive. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact Katharine Ball at (519) 253-3000, ext. 3852. Some of the resources are freely available on the web. Others are Law Library subscriptions; if you are off-campus, you will have to sign on with your University of Windsor ID and email password.

Labour Source

Select Labour Source (right-hand side)

This database from WestlawNext Canada is a one-stop service for labour relations. You may need nothing else. For example, it contains:
  • important background texts such as Canadian Labour Arbitration by Brown and Beatty, Canadian Labour Law by Adams, and Collective Bargaining and Agreement by Corry
  • labour and employment statutes and regulations
  • labour cases and decisions
  • collective agreement summaries

Other Important Background Texts

OMNI Database on the Library's home page

Try searches such as:

Labor laws and legislation - Ontario
Arbitration, Industrial - Canada
Grievance arbitration - Canada
Industrial hygiene - Law and legislation - Ontario
Ontario. Occupational Health and Safety Act
Collective labor agreements - Ontario
Industrial safety - Law and legislation - Ontario
Workers' compensation - Law and legislation – Ontario

e.g.  Employment standards handbook / Parry & Ryan (Law Library Texts 1st Floor KF3455.P37)
        Also available online

e.g.  Ontario health and safety law / Keith (Law Library Reserve Room 1st Floor KF3570.K45)
        Also available online

Current Overview in a Particular Jurisdiction

The website for the relevant government ministry usually has a wealth of information, e.g. legislation, guides, listings/links to administrative bodies (agencies, boards, tribunals, commissions), news, policy proposals. Most of the judicial administrative bodies also have their own websites.

A few examples:

Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development
Employment and Social Development Canada
Canadian Human Rights Commission

Other Sources for Statutes and Regulations

Justice Laws Website
Ontario E-Laws
The government versions of the statutes and regulations offer the latest consolidation as well as point-in-time and keyword full-text access. The consolidated federal statutes and regulations are updated on a bi-weekly basis. The consolidated Ontario statutes and regulations are updated every few weeks; the new source law is available within 2 business days.

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
A free online service that covers sources of Canadian law (legislation, court cases, board/tribunal decisions) from federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions.

Parliament of Canada

Legislative Assembly of Ontario
If you need to find current bills or if you are interested in the development of legislation and policy analysis, the Parliament of Canada and/or the Legislative Assembly of Ontario websites are a great resource.


Other Sources for Cases and Decisions

CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute)
A free online service that covers sources of Canadian law (legislation, court cases, board/tribunal decisions) from federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions.

Paul Martin Law Library
Access to additional print and online resources

Other Sources for Labour Agreements

Labour Program (Employment and Social Development Canada)
Services and information covering federal labour standards, workplace health and safety, employment equity, federal labour relations, and international affairs. For the full-text of collective agreements and settlement summaries, see:

Collective agreements, important benefit changes, and latest wage adjustments

Collective Bargaining Information Services (Ontario. Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development)
Information about Ontario’s 9,500 collective bargaining relationships. For the fulltext of collective agreements, see: Collective Agreements E-Library Portal

Updated November 2022
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