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Arbitrator Allen Ponak talks about his recent Canadian cases dealing with employee use andabuse of the Internet and other new technologies and the balance between the employer’s having efficient operations and an employee’s right to privacy. Subjects include non-business online surfing, inappropriate websites, email privacy, the right to blog, the use of biometric identification data …

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Personality and Time Delay Among Arbitrators

An analytical survey of the durations between arbitration hearings and the rendering of awards by 30 Canadian arbitrators in nearly 2000 decisions issued after 2002. The data reveals that arbitrators are, as a group, exceptionally hard working nonprocrastinators.

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The documentary film “Beyond Collision: High Integrity Labour Relations” highlights four organizations and their unions that have created relationships that are productive for the employer, the union, and employees. The article enumerates 9 characteristics shared by the parties in this film, and posits that those 9 can serve as guideposts to best practices in union-management …

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