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Timothy J. Bartkiw, Associate Professor

Timothy J. Bartkiw

Associate Professor
Areas of Expertiselabour and employment law and policy; industrial relations

Timothy J. Bartkiw is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law and the Department of Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour in the Ted Rogers School of Management. He is a member of the Bar of Ontario, and previously practiced law exclusively in the areas of labour and employment law.

Bartkiw’s academic research interests span the fields of labour and employment law and policy and industrial relations. He teaches various courses in labour and employment law and industrial relations at Ryerson. His current and past research relates to the legal concept of the employer and employee; the regulation of precarious work and employment and particularly triangular employment; the regulation of collective action and unionization; the collective bargaining framework; comparative labour and employment law; and the “legalization” of labour policy via Charter litigation. His research has been published in various international and domestic peer-reviewed academic journals.  

Bartkiw has also served as an expert academic advisor in labour and employment law review processes concerning employment standards, and collective bargaining models in both the public and private sectors. He was appointed to provide an expert report on the collective bargaining regime to support the recent Changing Workplaces Review, external link labour law reform process in Ontario. Bartkiw is a member of the Labour Law Casebook Group that co-edits a prominent labour and employment law textbook. He is also the director of the Ryerson Centre for Labour Management Relations.  

Papers in Referred Journals

“Regulating Employment Precarity in Ontario Homecare,” 2019 (Accepted) Labour/Le Travail.

“Deepening the Delusion in the Regulation of Temporary Help Agency Employment” (2018) 21:1 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, 93-116.

“Regulatory Differentials and Triangular Employment Growth in the U.S. and Canada” (2015) 19:1 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal.

"Labour Law and Triangular Employment Growth: A Theory of Regulatory Differentials"(2014) 30:4 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations.

“Unions and Temporary Help Agency Employment in Canada” (2012) 67:3 Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations 453-476.

“Proceed with Caution or Stop Wherever Possible? Ongoing Paradoxes in Legalized Labour Politics” (2010) 15 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 77-100.

“Baby Steps? Towards the Regulation of Temporary Help Agency Employment in Canada” (2009) 31:1 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal, 163-206.

“Manufacturing Descent? Labour Law and Union Organizing in Ontario” (2008) 34:1 Canadian Public Policy, 111-131.

Parbudyal Singh, Timothy J. Bartkiw, and Zeljan Suster, “The Yugoslav Experience with Workers’ Councils: A Reexamination” (2007) 32:3 Labor Studies Journal, 280-297.

Timothy J. Bartkiw and Felice Martinello, “Union Raiding and Organizing in Ontario” (2005) 60:2 Relations Industrielles / Industrial Relations, 273-295.

Gene Swimmer and Tim Bartkiw, “The Future of Public Sector Bargaining in Canada” (2003) 23:4 Journal of Labor Research, 579-595.

Other Publications

The Labour Law Casebook Group (co-editors), Labour and Employment Law, Cases, Materials and Commentary, 9th edition (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2018).

Timothy J. Bartkiw, Collective Bargaining, Strikes and Lockouts under the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Queens Printer for Ontario, 2016)(Expert report commissioned by the Ontario government to support the Changing Workplaces Review labour/employment reform process in Ontario). 

“Book Review: The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad For So Many And What Can Be Done To Improve It” (2015) 36:2 Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal.

Timothy J. Bartkiw, “Temporary Help Agency Employment in the Federal Government” in Bruce Doern and Chris Stoney (eds.), How Ottawa Spends, 2010-2011 (Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2010).

Timothy J. Bartkiw and Gene Swimmer, “Federal Public Sector Labour Relations: Business as Usual?” in Bruce Doern (ed.), How Ottawa Spends, 2007-2008 (Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2007).

Timothy J. Bartkiw and Gene Swimmer, “Provincial Policies Concerning Collective Bargaining” in Christopher Dunn (ed.), Provinces, Canadian Provincial Politics, 2nd Ed. (Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2006).

Timothy J. Bartkiw, “Labour Law and Union Certification Success Rates in Ontario” in K.S. Devine and J.N. Grenier (eds.), Selected Papers from the XLIth Annual CIRA Conference  (Concord: Captus Press, 2005).

Degree Institution Year
Ph.D. (Doctor of Public Policy) Carleton University 2005
LLM (Master of Laws)
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 2014
MA (Master of Arts in Economics)
One-half of one credit required for completion
University of Toronto 1997
LLB (Bachelor of Laws) Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 1994
BA (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) Wilfrid Laurier University 1991
Bar Admissions Course Law Society of Upper Canada (now Law Society of Ontario) 1995
Year Role Association
1996- Present Barrister and Solicitor Law Society of Ontario