COVID-19 in the Workplace

COVID-19 and the Workplace

Whether you are an employer or an employee, this unprecedented set of circumstances has raised a lot of difficult questions. If you are unsure of your rights and obligations, we are here to help.

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Arbitrator Upholds Religious Exemption to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Whether or not you can lose your job for refusing to be vaccinated, and how medical or religious exemptions factor in, will be an on-going issue for employers and their employees.
Update on Termination Clauses: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns “Pro-Employer” Decision

Update on Termination Clauses: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns “Pro-Employer” Decision

The law on termination clauses in employment contracts continues to evolve. In recent years, the movement of this area of law has been towards the side of employees, with many termination clauses being found to be unenforceable.

Stuart’s Friendly HR Advice on Giving Friendly HR Advice

It's not often that an HR-related video will go viral and spark conversation online, but it has happened recently. A woman posted on tiktok, offering Canada's "freedom fighters" some advice - that what you say and do and show on social media can affect your job/job prospects. Ironically, it has done just that.. for her.

Canadian HR Reporter Readers Choice Awards 2022 – We Won!

For the fourth year in a row, the Rudner Law team is honoured to be voted one of the Top 3 Employment and Labour Boutiques
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Amending a Pleading – Easier than you think?

The pleading is done and served, so everything must be set in stone, right? Maybe not.
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Pet-Friendly Offices: What Employers Need to Know

While there are many benefits to allowing employees to bring their pets to work, there are also many issues that employers need to watch out for.
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Ontario Court of Appeal Punts on Whether Putting an Employee on IDEL Is/Is not Constructive Dismissal

One of the most discussed and debated questions was whether the Ontario government’s creation of IDEL allowed employers to unilaterally put an employee on leave without triggering a constructive dismissal.

Bill 88: More Changes to Employment Related Legislation

A summary of Bill 88: Working for Workers Act, 2022 and the key changes to employment related legislation that it includes.

Arbitration Decision on Just Cause Dismissal for Refusal to Vaccinate

In this video update, Nadia Zaman talks about the latest arbitration decision on just cause for dismissal for refusal to vaccinate.

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lawyer

Recent decisions in Ontario have provided clear indication of the Court’s position on failing to retain counsel in time or ceasing engagement on the eve of a matter.

Employers: Are you Prepared for an Incident of Workplace Violence in your Workplace?

What if Will Smith and Chris Rock were your employees? Are you prepared for an incident of workplace violence?