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Rudner Law practices exclusively in the area of Canadian Employment Law. Although our office is in Ontario, we advise clients with employees across the country. The information provided on this website and on our social media platforms is based upon the laws in Canada. We do note that there are some variations in legislation between provinces, and encourage you to ensure that the information you obtain relates to your situation. None of the information we provide is intended to replace legal advice.

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Benke v Loblaw: Unpaid Leave for Refusing to Follow Mask Policy Was Not a Constructive Dismissal

Nadia Zaman discusses Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited, in which the court found that placing an employee on an unpaid leave, after they refused to follow the company's mask policy, did not constitute constructive dismissal.

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.

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.

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.
Discipline & Dismissal Subtopics

Constructive Dismissal

Pivot, pivot, pivot! Without constructive dismissal.

How do you pivot and make changes in the workplace as an employer without attracting constructive dismissal claims?

Benke v Loblaw: Unpaid Leave for Refusing to Follow Mask Policy Was Not a Constructive Dismissal

Nadia Zaman discusses Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited, in which the court found that placing an employee on an unpaid leave, after they refused to follow the company's mask policy, did not constitute constructive dismissal.

Rudner Law Video Update: Termination Terminology

In this video update, Stuart clarifies some of the terms that are used in the world of employment law relating to dismissals.

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.

Just Cause

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.

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.

Rudner Law Video Update: Termination Terminology

In this video update, Stuart clarifies some of the terms that are used in the world of employment law relating to dismissals.

Keays vs Honda: Stuart at the Supreme Court of Canada

Stuart represented the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) at the Supreme Court of Canada landmark case Keays vs.…

Mitigation

Rudner Law Video Update: Termination Terminology

In this video update, Stuart clarifies some of the terms that are used in the world of employment law relating to dismissals.

Severance

Trying to bankrupt a company rather than pay a plaintiff the severance they seek.

Stuart has heard people say they'd rather bankrupt a company than pay a plaintiff the severance they're seeking - but he usually takes this with a big grain of salt. However, in one Alberta case, this is exactly what the company tried.

How do you determine severance/termination pay for a dismissal without cause?

How do you determine what someone is entitled to if they lose their job without cause? We refer to this as severance or termination pay. Like it or not, the entitlement is not based on a simple formula or an easy calculation in most cases.

Increased Severance Costs for Employers in Ontario

In this video update, Stuart talks about a recent decision that might mean increased severance costs for employers in Ontario.

Rudner Law Video Update: Termination Terminology

In this video update, Stuart clarifies some of the terms that are used in the world of employment law relating to dismissals.

Video Update: Post-termination Entitlements

The Supreme Court has now weighed in on the issue of when employees will be entitled to things like bonuses or other variable compensation post termination.

Dispute Resolution

Top 12 Tips to Win at Mediation

Stuart Rudner with an employment law update of a different kind. He's here with his top tips for winning at mediation - a growing part of his practice.

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.

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.

Limitation Periods

At Rudner Law we are often asked how long someone has to bring a wrongful dismissal claim. In Ontario, the answer is 2 years, but the more important question is, when does that time period start to run. The answer to that question can mean the difference between being able to advance your claim and being told you can't, even if it was perfectly legitimate, and might be worth a whole lot of money. It's critical that you get this right, and two recent cases provide examples where plaintiffs waited unknowingly and missed a limitation period, and therefore were not able to pursue their claim.

Employment Contracts

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.

Is This The End? Video Update on Employee Resignations

The courts in Canada have repeatedly emphasized that in order for an employee's resignation to be effective, it has to be clear, unambiguous, and voluntary.

Hollywood in the Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It’s now 2019, and while Me Too is part of our vocabulary now, you may not hear it every day. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still making news.

Employment Standards

Should You Lie to Your Boss About How “Remote” You Really Are?

There are some concerns that people should be aware of when thinking about moving to a different location but continuing to work remotely.

Right to Disconnect Policies

In this video update, Nadia Zaman talks about Right to Disconnect policies, which were introduced in the Working for Workers Act 2021, or Bill 27, and what this means for employers and employees.

Bill 88: Working for Workers Act, 2022

In this video update, Geoffrey Lowe talks about Bill 88: Working for Workers Act, 2022, and what changes it will bring if passed.

Increased Severance Costs for Employers in Ontario

In this video update, Stuart talks about a recent decision that might mean increased severance costs for employers in Ontario.

Jury Duty: What Employers and Employees Should Know – Rudner Law Video Update

There is sometimes confusion about jury duty: will the leave be paid, or unpaid? Does the employee need to seek permission to be away from work?

Video Update: Post-termination Entitlements

The Supreme Court has now weighed in on the issue of when employees will be entitled to things like bonuses or other variable compensation post termination.

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.

Harassment & Bullying

How and When to Conduct Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations have taken on tremendous importance in the world of HR. Failing to investigate, or failing to investigate properly, can result in significant liability. Nadia explains how and when to conduct them, as well as some best practices for employers.

Hollywood in the Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It’s now 2019, and while Me Too is part of our vocabulary now, you may not hear it every day. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still making news.

Toronto Star Tragedy Shines Light on Perils of Office Romances

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

Workplace privacy: how far can your employer go?

Can employers search the content of your workplace computer, tablet or smartphone? What if you store personal information on it?…

City News appearances discussing aspects of JianGhomeshi

In recent weeks, Stuart has appeared twice on City News to discuss issues related to the Jian Ghomeshi situation, or…

680 News Toronto: Stuart on holiday parties

Stuart discusses the liabilities associated with holiday parties in this interview with James Munroe of 680 News Toronto.

Human Rights Subtopics

Accommodation

What are an employee’s responsibilities under the duty to accommodate?

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, you’ve probably encountered an accommodation situation. Perhaps as an employee, you need some form of accommodation but are unsure as to how to proceed. In this video, Nadia outlines the concept of “duty to accommodate” and talks about an employee’s responsibilities under this duty.

Rudner Law Video Update: Hiring People with Disabilities

Stuart uses a hockey story as the basis for his comments in this video update about hiring people with disabilities.

NewsTalk 1010: Stuart on childcare provisions for shift-workers.

Stuart was recently a guest on Steven Skurka's NewsTalk 1010 show, Closing Arguments, presenting an opinion on a recent decision…

Keays vs Honda: Stuart at the Supreme Court of Canada

Stuart represented the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO) at the Supreme Court of Canada landmark case Keays vs.…

Discrimination

Lisa LaFlamme Controversy: Hair Colour, Gender, and Sex Discrimination

Did CTV do anything wrong in the termination of Lisa LaFlamme's position as anchor? In this video update, Stuart looks at the situation and addresses the issue of gender and sex discrimination and the broader context of human rights breaches when terminating an employee.

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.

Rudner Law Video Update: Hiring People with Disabilities

Stuart uses a hockey story as the basis for his comments in this video update about hiring people with disabilities.

The Hiring Process and Citizenship

Our human rights legislation is very clear: you cannot discriminate on the basis of citizenship or country of origin, so you should never have a field on your application form that asks where they're from, you should never be asking whether they are Canadian citizens, and you should never ask that in the hiring process at all.

Hollywood in the Aftermath of the #MeToo Movement

It’s now 2019, and while Me Too is part of our vocabulary now, you may not hear it every day. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still making news.

Investigations

How and When to Conduct Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations have taken on tremendous importance in the world of HR. Failing to investigate, or failing to investigate properly, can result in significant liability. Nadia explains how and when to conduct them, as well as some best practices for employers.

Leaves of Absence

Benke v Loblaw: Unpaid Leave for Refusing to Follow Mask Policy Was Not a Constructive Dismissal

Nadia Zaman discusses Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited, in which the court found that placing an employee on an unpaid leave, after they refused to follow the company's mask policy, did not constitute constructive dismissal.

Jury Duty: What Employers and Employees Should Know – Rudner Law Video Update

There is sometimes confusion about jury duty: will the leave be paid, or unpaid? Does the employee need to seek permission to be away from work?

Performance Management

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

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

Policies & Procedures

Should You Lie to Your Boss About How “Remote” You Really Are?

There are some concerns that people should be aware of when thinking about moving to a different location but continuing to work remotely.

Benke v Loblaw: Unpaid Leave for Refusing to Follow Mask Policy Was Not a Constructive Dismissal

Nadia Zaman discusses Benke v Loblaw Companies Limited, in which the court found that placing an employee on an unpaid leave, after they refused to follow the company's mask policy, did not constitute constructive dismissal.

Right to Disconnect Policies

In this video update, Nadia Zaman talks about Right to Disconnect policies, which were introduced in the Working for Workers Act 2021, or Bill 27, and what this means for employers and employees.

AM570 Kitchener: Stuart on Banning Work Email on Weekends

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

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

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

Toronto Star Tragedy Shines Light on Perils of Office Romances

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

Workplace privacy: how far can your employer go?

Can employers search the content of your workplace computer, tablet or smartphone? What if you store personal information on it?…

680 News Toronto: Stuart on holiday parties

Stuart discusses the liabilities associated with holiday parties in this interview with James Munroe of 680 News Toronto.

NewsTalk 1010: Stuart on childcare provisions for shift-workers.

Stuart was recently a guest on Steven Skurka's NewsTalk 1010 show, Closing Arguments, presenting an opinion on a recent decision…