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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Back to Normal? COVID-19 and Return-to-work Issues

For months now, we have been trying to spread this message: although a lot of…

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New Government Support Announced for Those Unable to Work Due to COVID-19

The Government of Canada has announced a four week extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and has also expanded on plans to help those currently receiving the CERB when that plan ends, including expansion of eligibility for Employment Insurance as well as three new benefit programs.
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BC employers must apply to extend COVID-19 layoffs beyond August 30th

As the pandemic is still affecting the full functioning of business, many employers in BC might need more time before they are ready to recall their employees.
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The Emergency’s Over in Ontario? Employers Beware: Deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Ends on September 4, 2020

Since the Ontario government revoked its declaration of emergency order on July 24th, the temporary Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation will expire on September 4th.
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Rudner Law Selected as Finalist in 2020 Canadian HR Awards

We are honoured to have been selected as a finalist for Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm in the seventh annual Canadian HR Awards.
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Mandatory Masks: Guide to Navigating the New Bylaws

Municipalities across Ontario are enacting new bylaws regarding the use of masks in public locations. However, these new rules provide little guidance for business owners on how to regulate and enforce mask usage in their establishments.
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Are Uber drivers “employees”?

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has created hope for gig workers across the country as it allowed a class action to proceed seeking confirmation that Uber drivers are actually employees.
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Employers: Double-check Your Termination Clauses

If you thought the termination clauses in your employment contracts were air-tight, think again. The unsettled field of employment law strikes again in the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc.
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Canadian HR Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020

The Rudner Law team is honoured to have been voted one of the Top 3 Employment and Labour Boutiques in Canadian HR Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020.
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