Course Description

This course is designed to acquaint the student with a general understanding of labour and employment law, particularly in Ontario. The role of common law and Ontario statutes affecting workers is examined. Legislation and case law concerning hiring employment contracts, employment standards, human rights, privacy, health and safety and wrongful dismissal is reviewed. The latter part of the course introduces the collective bargaining relationship with particular concentration on the Labour Relations Act. Relevant statutes and selected cases are examined.


The prerequisite may be waived for registered certificate program students who can demonstrate adequate professional experience or education related to business law that satisfies program requirements. Please contact the Academic Coordinator, Pnina Alon-Shenker, at pnina.alon@ryerson.ca for more information.  

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisite: CLAW 122

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May 02, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
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Domestic Fee non-credit $579.85 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information