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Is Employee’s Position no Longer Relevant in Assessing Notice of Termination?

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice released a decision a few days ago in which a 70 year old labourer with 20 years of service received 22 months of pay in lieu of notice. In Kotecha v. Affinia, the Court followed a recent trend in which courts have rejected the notion that those with “lower level” positions should receive lesser notice periods, […]


2013 – Human Rights Explosion

Human rights have become one of the hottest topics in employment law this year. This year alone, we have witnessed broad acknowledgement of discrimination and harassment on the prohibited grounds of age, family status and disability. The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal ordered reinstatement and five years of lost wages to Joan Cowling, a 67 year employee who filed a complaint […]


HR Law Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum

When it comes to employment and HR Law, there are a bewildering array of laws that can come into play. Last week, my law partner Natalie MacDonald and I were co-directors of the HR Law for HR Professionals course, a certificate program put on by Osgoode Professional Development in Toronto that I started a few years ago. One of the overriding […]


Employees with disabilities deserve fair pay

Recently, there have been news reports out of the United States about section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which allows employers to obtain special minimum wage certificates from the Department of Labor. The certificates give employers the right to pay disabled workers according to their abilities, with no minimum wage. The notion that employers could pay disabled […]


Beautiful People job site, hiring someone based purely on their looks

Stuart Rudner’s latest blog post for First Reference Talks discusses the fact that the Beautiful People website is now launching a recruiting service for employers. To find out more about the potential legal implications of hiring based on looks, click here. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share […]


Stuart Rudner’s latest article in The Lawyers Weekly: The Nuances of Temporary Layoffs

Stuart Rudner discussed a recent decision that could change the law in his latest article in The Lawyers Weekly. Historically, the common law has always treated temporary layoffs as constructive dismissals unless there was an express or implied right to temporarily lay an employee off. A recent Ontario decision suggests that the law should evolve to reflect current economic realities. […]


680 News Toronto: Natalie on the challenges of today’s workplace

Natalie recently spoke with James Munroe on 680 News about some of the current challenges that face employees and employers. Listen to Natalie’s valuable employer and employee tips on terminations and social media in the workplace. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new […]


Tips on Hiring and Firing, Parts 1 and 2

Recently, Stuart Rudner and  Natalie MacDonald  were interviewed by James Munroe of 680 News, an AM radio station in Toronto. While they  covered a variety of topics, the thrust of the discussion was “top tips on hiring and firing.” For a handy review of the top tips, click here and here.   Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to […]


Presentation – Employment Law in Today’s Workplace

Employment Law in Today's Workplace from RudnerMacDonaldLLP Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)


Natalie MacDonald Interviewed for BNN on Whistleblowing

Natalie MacDonald appeared on BNN on Thursday June 13, 2013 and was interviewed by Michael Hainsworth on  the issue of whistleblowing and its effects on both employers and employees. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens […]


Stuart is speaking on Employment Risks at HR Options Webinar

Stuart Rudner joins the speaking panel to discuss mitigating employment risks in Canada, part of the HR Options Webinar series. Further details to be confirmed. Event Details Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST For more information, please click here. Hope to see you take part in this employment risks webinar! Click to share on Twitter (Opens […]



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