Employment Lawyers – Check This Out!

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By Ken Fox, Reference Librarian

The Law Society Library is pleased to announce that, in cooperation with Thomson Reuters, we have added EmploymentSource to our WestlawNext platform, which now includes:

  • Criminal Source
  • Employment Source
  • Estates & Trusts Source
  • Family Source
  • Labour Source
  • Law Source
  • Canadian Encyclopedic Digest
  • Canadian Abridgment
  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature

All Saskatchewan lawyers can access these services through the Member Resource Section – look for the WestlawNext Canada heading and the list of direct links to the services which follows.

What does EmploymentSource include?

Well, first and most importantly, it includes up-to-date editions of the following online texts:

  • Canadian Employment Law (Ball)
  • Canadian Health and Safety Law (Keith)
  • Employee Obligations in Canada (D’Andrea)
  • Illness and Disability in the Workplace (D’Andrea)
  • Law of Dismissal in Canada, 3rd Edition (Levitt)

It includes all issues of Levitt’s Dismissal and Employment Law Digest, and an Employment Bulletin, to which new items are added from time to time.

Under Finding Tools, there is a Wrongful Dismissal Quantum Service. So if I enter the term “harassment” in the search, I get a full report on notice periods related to that concept, replete with tables, graphs, and case digests with links to full-text judgments.

Also under Finding Tools, you will find A-Z indices to the all of the above-mentioned online textbooks. The texts are searchable, of course, but there are still situations where an old-school index will get you where you need faster than a search.

What does EmploymentSource exclude?

Yes, unfortunately, we are not able to offer you the full range of titles on display on the EmploymentSource home page. Specifically, we currently don’t have access to any of the texts listed under the heading “eLooseleafs on ProView.” If you see a title or two among those, or anything else, that you think we should invest in, please let us know!

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