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At Rudner Law, we recognize that the employment relationship is an interpersonal one, not unlike a marriage. That is true whether we are talking about a multi-national corporation, an owner-operated startup, a family business or a not-for-profit organization. And interpersonal relationships are complicated. We are talking about your livelihood, your business, and the place where you spend most of your day. You want to be sure that you understand your rights and obligations. That’s where we come in.

Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) 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. The court held that if an Employment Agreement contains a termination-with-cause…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) Thank you!!! The Rudner Law team is honoured to have been voted one of the Top 3 Employment and Labour Boutiques, for the second year in a row, in Canadian HR Reporter’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2020. We appreciate your confidence in us. Rudner Law practices exclusively…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) 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”)? While everything about the CEWS is new, and the more difficult questions have not been answered by any court or…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) 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? Or does the devastated economy mean that jobs are harder to find, and dismissed individuals should be entitled…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) We are excited to announce that Anique Dublin will continue her role at Rudner Law as a Student-at-Law. Anique has been with Rudner Law since the Firm’s inception in September, 2017, working in a dual role as a Law Clerk and Billing Clerk. “Anique has been a…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) We are pleased to announce that Brittany Taylor has been named Partner at Rudner Law.   Brittany has been with Rudner Law since the Firm’s inception in September, 2017. Prior to that, she summered, articled and spent the first few years of her practice at a large Bay…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) To say that the Coronavirus pandemic has had a dramatic impact on many aspects of our lives would be an understatement. For many people, it has meant a reduction in work, often in the form of layoffs. However, for some people, it may result in additional working…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) Employers often wonder, “what’s the worst that could happen?” The Case The recent case of Acumen Law v Ojanen is a good demonstration. Melissa Ojanen was an articling student with the Acumen Law firm when things went horribly wrong. Her troubles began when she had a drunken…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) 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.  While there is ongoing debate regarding the specific implications of the…
Other Blogs Stuart and others on the team at Rudner Law are frequent contributors to the following sites: (Click on the above logos to visit these other sites.) The last few months have seen tremendous disruption of our society and our economy. Many businesses have been shut down or suffered drastically reduced revenues, and many had to find ways to reduce their labour costs accordingly. Unfortunately, the swiftness with which COVID-19 caused our economy to…