Since the publication of the first edition in 1970, Labour and Employment Law: Cases, Materials, and Commentary has become the standard resource for labour and employment law courses across Canada. Prepared by a national group of academics-the Labour Law Casebook Group-the book has continued to evolve with each new edition, reflecting the considerable changes that have occurred in the Canadian workplace and the laws that governs it. The ninth edition has updated and moved treatment of what was described in the eighth edition as the new economy - but is not so new anymore and is now simply referred to as the Changing World of Work and Workplace Law - from the closing to the introductory chapter. Second, reflecting the growing influence of globalization, international law, and transnational law on Canadian workplace regulation, we have expanded and updated our treatment of these issues, and moved them from the conclusion of the casebook to its second chapter. In addition to or in conjunction with those structural changes, we have made a great many changes throughout the book in response to the many developments in labour and employment law since 2011. The most high-profile of those developments has been the set of Charter decisions, which extended the Charter protection of freedom of association to include the right to choose an independent bargaining agent and the right to strike, and which relied significantly on international labour standards in doing so. We have responded to the emergence of internet platform work and the proliferation of contracting networks that have fissured workplace relations; we have provided examples of caselaw and policy discussions grappling with the reach of legal responsibility to workers in these new relationships; and we have deepened the treatment of the rights of dependent contractors at common law and under labour and employment legislation. With the continued decline of collective bargaining coverage in the private sector, there has been a growing emphasis on a range of substantive statutory labour standards, instructively canvassed in Harry Arthurs's Fairness at Work 2006 report to the federal government, and more recently in the 2017 final report of the Changing Workplaces Review by Justice John Murray and arbitrator Michael Mitchell. We have deepened our treatment of what rules employment standards establish and how they are enforced, and extended our treatments of emerging statutory and common law privacy rights in the workplace, and of recent major developments of contractual good faith obligations at common law. We have also expanded our treatment of the interfaces between the various forums that enforce labour and employment law. These remain complex and perhaps as confused as ever, despite (or because of) the considerable amount of recent jurisprudence that has come in the wake of the Weber and Parry Sound cases.--$cProvided by publisher.