By Sarah Roussel-Lewis
Something that we’ve been talking about a lot in the past year at the Law Society Library is the importance of Canadian legal blogs (blawgs). It’s really what inspired us to begin our own adventure into blogging with Legal Sourcery. So we decided to create a series of reviews highlighting blawgs we have come to love, hopefully inciting our readers to appreciate blogs from all over the country!
First Reference Talks: News and Discussions on Payroll & Employment Law
As I began assembling my first Monday-Pick-Me-Up posts, I stumbled onto First Reference Talks and have always found their content to be quite informative. With a team of dedicated subject matter experts, First Reference Talks publishes about 7 to 8 articles a week on human resources, employment and labour law. They have won the Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog in 2013 and were nominated for other Clawbies in previous years.
First Reference Talks promotes topics that carry a lot of relevance in the workplace that, because of social constructs, do not always get talked about in public. For example, if you work in an office environment, chances are you have stumbled into workplace issues about religion, sexual harassement, internships, and wages that you have had no idea how to handle. Although First Reference Talks specifies that their content does not constitute legal advice, it is a good place for employees and employers to gather information about common workplace matters.
If you are ever feeling concerned about office politics, please take the opportunity to explore the collection of articles provided by First Reference Talks.