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.

Please keep checking this blog and follow our social media feeds to keep up to date.

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Salary Continuance Payments and Eligibility for the CEWS

It is a question we have received consistently from employers: will “severance pay” qualify as “eligible remuneration” for purposes of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the “CEWS”)?
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Will Economic Conditions under COVID-19 Affect Reasonable Notice Periods?

Can an employer offer a reduced severance package when they are in dire financial straits? What if it is the result of a global pandemic and its economic aftermath?
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Anique Dublin will continue her role at Rudner Law as a Student-at-Law.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with Anique and watching her evolve into a member of the Bar in Ontario.
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Brittany Taylor has been named Partner at Rudner Law

We are pleased to announce that Brittany Taylor has been named Partner at Rudner Law.
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Reduced Statutory Holidays for Frontline Retail Workers?

Sources say that the Ontario government is planning to reduce statutory holidays for front line retail workers.
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Treatment of Articling Student Teaches Employer a Lesson: Unfounded Allegations Could Cost You

Employers often wonder, “what’s the worst that could happen?” The recent case of Acumen Law v Ojanen is a good demonstration.
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Welcome News for Employers: Ontario Introduces Regulation 228/20

On Friday afternoon, the Ontario government introduced a new Regulation that has the potential to dramatically affect the legal landscape with respect to non-unionized workers that have had their hours reduced or been temporarily laid off.
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COVID-19 The Next Phase: Getting Back to Business

We are happy to say that after months of discussing layoffs and pay cuts, the discussion is shifting to getting back to business, if not quite back to normal. The return to work raises a whole set of new questions.
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Video Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Review

Brittany Taylor reviews the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and provides a brief summary of this very complicated program to try to assist employers to understand what their entitlements may be.
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