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Stuart Rudner recognised as Legal Influencer in Canadian HR Law by Lexology

Stuart has been recognised as the only Legal Influencer in Canadian HR Law in the first Lexology Awards, announced in October 2018.

Relying on a bespoke automated process to analyse Lexology data, the Lexology Awards reward those who produce great legal content for their subscribers. At the end of each quarter, individual authors are recognised as Legal Influencers, and law firms or contributors as Thought Leaders.

Reading Fine Print of Contracts

Reading the Fine Print

Imagine the scene: one day, just like any other, you're sitting at your desk planning…

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Ontario Court of Appeal

Latest Chapter In Employment Law: Potentially Dramatic Changes To Employment Legislation And Another Court Of Appeal Decision On Termination Clauses

In this edition of The Latest Chapter, we discuss the Changing Workplaces Review, which could…

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Accomodation in the Workplace

How to Respond to Requests for Accommodation

The workplace is no longer what it used to be, and the circumstances that an…

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The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: It’s the Final Countdown… AODA Compliance Deadline on January 1

Are you a small organization in the private or non-profit sector? Then you have a deadline this New Year’s Eve to comply with the Employment Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”).
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Dismissal for Cause

The Need for Clear Warning Before Dismissal

As my latest First Reference Talks blog post recounts, I have often discussed the need…

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AM570 Kitchener: Stuart on Banning Work Email on Weekends

Stuart is interviewed by AM570 Kitchener on banning work email at home.

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Little judicial tolerance for zero tolerance policies

Just because there is a zero tolerance policy in place, employers should not assume that…

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680 News Toronto: Stuart on Productivity and ‘Summer Brain’

Stuart speaks with 680 news' Mike Eppel on 'summer brain' and the productivity issues some…

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Toronto Star Tragedy Shines Light on Perils of Office Romances

Stuart comments to CityNews Toronto on office romances and policies that protect workplaces.

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Interpretation and enforcement of probationary periods in employment contracts

When hiring a new employee, employers will often characterize the first several months of employment…

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Negotiating the severance package

In many dismissals without cause, the parties engage in extended negotiations regarding the severance package…

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Terminating a Fixed-Term Contract of Employment

In previous blog posts, I have discussed the dangers of Fixed-term Contracts, The Hidden Risks of…

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