Rudner Law

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.) On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government announced that it was extending the protections it introduced in June through Ontario Regulation 228/20 until January 2, 2021. This is great news for businesses, many of whom were scrambling to recall their employees to work or make other arrangements…
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.) Back to school season is upon us once again, although it may look a little different from previous years and will vary depending on where you live. Provinces such as Quebec, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan are implementing mandatory in-person attendance, while Ontario and B.C. are requiring school…
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.) For months now, we have been trying to spread this message: although a lot of things have changed over the last few months, one thing that has not is that attending at work is not optional (see here, for example). In pre-COVID days, employees did not…
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 Government of Canada has announced a four week extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and has also expanded on plans to help those currently receiving the CERB when that plan ends, including expansion of eligibility for Employment Insurance as well as three new benefit…
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 Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) has been extended until December 19, 2020. Over the next few months, the subsidy will also be available to a broader group of employers and benefits will be provided on a sliding scale based on the degree of lost revenue. 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.) On June 25th, the BC government announced that it would extend the time period for temporary layoffs connected to COVID-19 to a maximum of 24 weeks in a 28 week period, ending on or before August 30, 2020. As the pandemic is still affecting the full functioning…
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.) Remember when the Ontario government made a new regulation deeming temporarily laid off employees to be on a job-protected Infectious Disease Emergency Leave? This regulation temporarily amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). According to the regulation, the temporary rules would expire six weeks after the lifting…
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 honoured to have been selected as a finalist for Best Labour & Employment Boutique Law Firm in the seventh annual Canadian HR Awards, presented by HRD Canada and supported by Canadian HR Reporter. The Canadian HR Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of HR teams,…
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.) 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. Furthermore, there are exemptions. But what is an employer to do…
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.) Uber, a ride-hailing company that operates in over 600 cities and 77 countries, has been operating in Ontario for eight years. It operates using drivers which are treated as independent contractors, without the rights of employees. However, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has…