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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BC employers must apply to extend COVID-19 layoffs beyond August 30th

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.
The Emergency’s Over in Ontario? Employers Beware - Rudner Law

The Emergency’s Over in Ontario? Employers Beware: Deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Ends on September 4, 2020

Remember when the Ontario government made a new regulation deeming temporarily laid off employees to be on a job-protected Infectious…

Rudner Law Selected as Finalist in 2020 Canadian HR Awards

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.
mandatory mask bylaw

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.
uber employees

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.
HR Readers choice award winner

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.
salary and CEWS

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”)?
covid19 reasonable notice period

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?

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.
Brittany Taylor - Employment Law Lawyer

Brittany Taylor has been named Partner at Rudner Law

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

Reduced Statutory Holidays for Frontline Retail Workers?

Sources say that the Ontario government is planning to reduce statutory holidays for front line retail workers.