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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.) Imagine that you have a great benefits package with your employer. This helps you significantly because you have medical conditions requiring you to take expensive medication. You also have a dependent spouse who benefits greatly from your vision care plan.  Suddenly, your employer announced that they are…
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.) Hi everyone, it’s Brittany Taylor back with another Rudner Law vlog update. Today I want to talk to you about employee resignations. Now you might be thinking this is going to be a very short video – what really is there to talk about? An employee gives…
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.) While some off-duty conduct can justify discipline and even dismissal, the recent case of Hydro One Inc. and Power Workers’ Union Union (HO-T-3737) confirms that the threshold for summary dismissal is high, and that even driving a company car while off-duty and drunk may not be enough.…
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 Attorney General for Ontario recently announced that, effective January 1, 2020, there will be changes to the way claims are brought in Small Claims Court and under the Rules of Simplified Procedure.   Small Claims Court Monetary Limit for commencing a claim For claims proceeding in 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.) This is Stuart Rudner with another Rudner Law video employment law update.  Today I want to warn people against accidentally settling their severance claim. How is that possible you ask? It’s not unusual for us to see people who come to us after initially having discussions with…
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.) Myth-Buster: If you are an employer or an employee, you have probably heard that the general rule of thumb when it comes to entitlement to notice upon termination is one month per year of service. Is that really true? What does the law have to say?  We…
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.) Stuart Rudner here with another Rudner Law video employment law update. Today, I want to talk about the hiring process and citizenship. Specifically, whether employers can ask new applicants where they’re from, whether they are a Canadian citizen, or other things relating to personal and confidential matters…
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.) As we approach the federal elections, it is important that employers understand their obligations and employees understand their rights when it comes to voting.  We all lead busy lives, and it may seem hard to find time to cast your ballot. I will probably be juggling work,…
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.) Almost every jurisdiction in Canada has revised or is in the process of amending their employment standards legislation, and the Canadian government is no exception. On September 1, 2019, several changes to the Canada Labour Code came into force. These changes impact a number of labour standards…
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.) Hi, it’s Stuart Rudner here with another Rudner Law video employment law update.  So, today I want to talk about termination clauses. As regular readers and viewers will know, termination clauses have had an ongoing saga in our courts with people challenging them and trying to avoid…